militarize

[mil-i-tuh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), militarized, militarizing.
1.
to equip with armed forces, military supplies, or the like.
2.
to make military.
3.
to imbue with militarism.
Also, especially British, militarise.


Origin:
1875–80; militar(y) + -ize

militarization, noun
remilitarization, noun
remilitarize, verb (used with object), remilitarized, remilitarizing.
unmilitarized, adjective
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militarize or militarise (ˈmɪlɪtəˌraɪz)
 
vb
1.  to convert to military use
2.  to imbue with militarism
 
militarise or militarise
 
vb
 
militari'zation or militarise
 
n
 
militari'sation or militarise
 
n

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Together, the two seemed to radicalize and militarize one another.
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