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verb mo·bi·lize \ˈmō-bə-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of mobilize

  • : to bring (people) together for action

  • : to come together for action

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mobilize


  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to put into movement or circulation <mobilize financial assets> b :  to release (something stored in the organism) for bodily use

  3. 2 a :  to assemble and make ready for war duty b :  to marshal (as resources) for action <mobilize support for a proposal>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to undergo mobilization

Examples of mobilize in a sentence

  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


Rhymes with mobilize

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MOBILIZE Defined for Kids


verb mo·bi·lize \ˈmō-bə-ˌlīz\

Definition of mobilize for Students


  1. :  to assemble (as military forces) and make ready for action

Medical Dictionary


verb mo·bi·lize

Medical Definition of mobilize

mobilized also British mobilised; mobilizing also British mobilising

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to put into movement or circulation :  make mobile; specifically :  to release (something stored in the body) for body use <the body mobilizes its antibodies>

  4. 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>

  5. 3:  to separate (an organ or part) from associated structures so as to make more accessible for operative procedures

  6. 4:  to develop to a state of acute activity <ego feeling and ego attitude…mobilize hostile feelings toward others—Abram Kardiner>

  7. intransitive verb

  8. :  to undergo mobilization :  assemble and organize for action

mobilizable also British mobilisable \ˈmō-bə-ˌlī-zə-bəl\play adjective

Variants of mobilize

also British mobilise \ˈmō-bə-ˌlīz\play

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