Definition of mobilize
1a : to put into movement or circulation mobilize financial assetsb : to release (something stored in the organism) for bodily use The body mobilizes its antibodies.
2a : to assemble and make ready for war duty mobilize all reserve forces for overseas dutyb : to marshal (as resources) for action mobilize support for a proposal
: to undergo mobilization The army can mobilize quickly for a major war.
Examples of mobilize in a sentence
They couldn't mobilize enough support to pass the new law.
Several groups have mobilized to oppose the proposed new law.
They have the ability to mobilize quickly.
The government had to mobilize the army quickly.
More than 10,000 troops were mobilized for war.
First Known Use of mobilize
MOBILIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mobilize for English Language Learners
: to bring (people) together for action
: to come together for action
: to make (soldiers, an army, etc.) ready for war
MOBILIZE Defined for Kids
Definition of mobilize for Students
: to assemble (as military forces) and make ready for action
Medical Definition of mobilize
transitive verb: 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
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