militarize

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verb mil·i·ta·rize \ˈmi-lə-tə-ˌrīz\

Definition of militarize

militarized

militarizing

  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

militarization

play \ˌmi-lə-t(ə-)rə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of militarize in a sentence

  1. militarize a country's foreign policy

1856

First Known Use of militarize

1856


MILITARIZE Defined for English Language Learners

militarize

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verb mil·i·ta·rize \ˈmi-lə-tə-ˌrīz\

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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