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militarize

[mil-i-tuh-rahyz] /ˈmɪl ɪ təˌraɪz/
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
1875-1880
1875-80; militar(y) + -ize
Related forms
militarization, noun
remilitarization, noun
remilitarize, verb (used with object), remilitarized, remilitarizing.
unmilitarized, adjective
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  • Together, the two seemed to radicalize and militarize one another.
British Dictionary definitions for militarize

militarize

/ˈmɪlɪtəˌraɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to convert to military use
2.
to imbue with militarism
Derived Forms
militarization, militarisation, noun
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