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militarize

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verb mil·i·ta·rize \ˈmi-lə-tə-ˌrīz\

Simple Definition of militarize

  • : to put weapons and military forces in (an area)

  • : to give a military quality or character to (something)

Full Definition of militarize

mil·i·ta·rizedmil·i·ta·riz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give a military character to

  3. 2 :  to equip with military forces and defenses

  4. 3 :  to adapt for military use

mil·i·ta·ri·za·tion play \ˌmi-lə-t(ə-)rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of militarize

  1. militarize a country's foreign policy



1856

First Known Use of militarize

1856


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