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mobilize

verb mo·bi·lize \ˈmō-bə-ˌlīz\

: to bring (people) together for action

: to come together for action

: to make (soldiers, an army, etc.) ready for war

mo·bi·lizedmo·bi·liz·ing

Full Definition of MOBILIZE

transitive verb
1
a :  to put into movement or circulation <mobilize financial assets>
b :  to release (something stored in the organism) for bodily use
2
a :  to assemble and make ready for war duty
b :  to marshal (as resources) for action <mobilize support for a proposal>
intransitive verb
:  to undergo mobilization

Examples of MOBILIZE

  1. They couldn't mobilize enough support to pass the new law.
  2. Several groups have mobilized to oppose the proposed new law.
  3. They have the ability to mobilize quickly.
  4. The government had to mobilize the army quickly.
  5. More than 10,000 troops were mobilized for war.

First Known Use of MOBILIZE

1838

Rhymes with MOBILIZE

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MOBILIZE Defined for Kids

mobilize

verb mo·bi·lize \ˈmō-bə-ˌlīz\
mo·bi·lizedmo·bi·liz·ing

Definition of MOBILIZE for Kids

:  to assemble (as military forces) and make ready for action
Medical Dictionary

mobilize

verb mo·bi·lize
mo·bi·lized also British mo·bi·lisedmo·bi·liz·ing also British mo·bi·lis·ing

Medical Definition of MOBILIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to put into movement or circulation :  make mobile; specifically :  to release (something stored in the body) for body use <the body mobilizes its antibodies>
2
:  to assemble (as resources) and make ready for use <the sympathetic nervous system…mobilizes the bodily resources as a means of preparing for fight or flight—H. G. Armstrong>
3
:  to separate (an organ or part) from associated structures so as to make more accessible for operative procedures
4
:  to develop to a state of acute activity <ego feeling and ego attitude…mobilize hostile feelings toward others—Abram Kardiner>
intransitive verb
:  to undergo mobilization :  assemble and organize for action
mo·bi·liz·able also British mo·bi·lis·able \ˈmō-bə-ˌlī-zə-bəl\ adjective

Variants of MOBILIZE

mo·bi·lize also British mo·bi·lise \ˈmō-bə-ˌlīz\

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