Definition of rearm
: to arm (a nation, a military force, etc.) again with new or better weapons
: to become armed again
rearmamentplay \-ˈär-mə-mənt\ noun
Examples of rearm in a Sentence
The treaty forbids the country to rearm.
Another country was rearming their enemies.
Recent Examples of rearm from the Web
Responding to complaints, Disney rearmed the cruise ship captains and gave them the green light to fire at will.
This rearming barely a decade after a conflict that ought to have inoculated Germany against the contagion of battle-lust forever, was intolerable to Einstein.
On the morning of June 4, American dive bombers encountered the Japanese fleet as its planes were being refueled and rearmed.
Ties tightened further in the 1950s when the U.S. began rearming for the Korean War.
And like Stanley Baldwin, Obama was never willing to make a few unpopular decisions to rearm and face down aggressors in order not to be forced to make far more dangerous and unpopular decisions later on.
These forces keep everyone in check during the country’s transition to peace and provide basic security in a way that won’t spur either side to rearm.
Above all, to prepare to wage future wars, rather than continuing the habit of rearming for previous ones.
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Definition of rearm for English Language Learners
: to obtain new weapons
: to supply (someone or something) with new weapons
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