militarize

verb mil·i·ta·rize \ ˈmi-lə-tə-ˌrīz \
|Updated on: 24 Jun 2018

Definition of militarize

militarized; militarizing
1 : to give a military character to
2 : to equip with military forces and defenses
3 : to adapt for military use

militarization

play \ˌmi-lə-t(ə-)rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of militarize in a Sentence

  1. militarize a country's foreign policy

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First Known Use of militarize

1856

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MILITARIZE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of militarize for English Language Learners

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

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


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