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militarize

verb mil·i·ta·rize \ˈmi-lə-tə-ˌrīz\

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

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

mil·i·ta·rizedmil·i·ta·riz·ing

Full Definition of MILITARIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to give a military character to
2
:  to equip with military forces and defenses
3
:  to adapt for military use
mil·i·ta·ri·za·tion \ˌmi-lə-t(ə-)rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of MILITARIZE

  1. militarize a country's foreign policy

First Known Use of MILITARIZE

1856

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