mo·​bi·​li·​za·​tion | \ ˌmō-bə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce mobilization (audio) \

Definition of mobilization

1 : the act of mobilizing
2 : the state of being mobilized

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Synonyms for mobilization


marshaling (also marshalling), rally, rallying

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Examples of mobilization in a Sentence

called for the prompt mobilization of all national resources to combat the deadly epidemic

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Rhetoric, though, only goes so far without the resource mobilization that made the Kochs infamous. Adam Eichen, The New Republic, "How David Koch’s 1980 Fantasy Became America’s Current Reality," 27 Aug. 2019 The idea for Friday’s protest was first floated on the online messaging board, which has served as a nucleus for strategies and mobilization over the past weeks. Washington Post, "Thousands link hands in a Hong Kong vigil protesting a more aggressive Beijing," 23 Aug. 2019 Carry out a 10-year national mobilization initiative that would invest in U.S. infrastructure and move the economy to more reliance on renewable energy sources. Los Angeles Times, "Bernie Sanders has a Green New Deal. Ocasio-Cortez has one. Garcetti too. Here’s how they compare," 22 Aug. 2019 The majority of the dead were civilians but also included Iraqi security forces and popular mobilization forces, according to reports by Iraqi security forces and civilians gathered by The New York Times. Eric Schmitt, New York Times, "ISIS Is Regaining Strength in Iraq and Syria," 19 Aug. 2019 Moderated by trauma therapist and community mobilization strategist Chauntel R. Gerdes, the panel discussed strategies and tactics that create a supportive environment for victims of harassment. Fortune, "How the Bar Industry Plans to Deal With Harassment in the Workplace—Including Unruly Guests," 17 Aug. 2019 As Berry points out, the hair bow has also served as an object of resistance and mobilization. Anna Purna Kambhampaty, Time, "From Marie Antoinette to JoJo Siwa, Hair Bows Have a Surprisingly Meaningful History," 8 Aug. 2019 Millions on outreach Usually young voters don’t see much outreach directed at them from campaigns, Romero said, but in 2018 there were more youth outreach and mobilization efforts than in the past, especially in close congressional contests. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Youth vote could make a difference in 2020 races," 9 July 2019 Leung Kai Chi, a professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong who studies community identity and mobilization, said he and friends were confused by the protesters’ actions at first. Alice Su,, "Activists fear shattered glass may obscure demands of Hong Kong protest movement," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of mobilization

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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variants: also British mobilisation \ ˌmō-​bə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce mobilisation (audio) \

Medical Definition of mobilization

1 : the act or process of mobilizing mobilization of glycogen
2 : the state of being mobilized

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