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mobilize

[moh-buh-lahyz] /ˈmoʊ bəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), mobilized, mobilizing.
1.
to assemble or marshal (armed forces, military reserves, or civilian persons of military age) into readiness for active service.
2.
to organize or adapt (industries, transportation facilities, etc.) for service to the government in time of war.
3.
to marshal, bring together, prepare (power, force, wealth, etc.) for action, especially of a vigorous nature:
to mobilize one's energy.
4.
to increase or bring to a full stage of development:
to mobilize one's anger.
verb (used without object), mobilized, mobilizing.
5.
to be or become assembled, organized, etc., as for war:
to mobilize for action.
Also, especially British, mobilise.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; back formation from mobilization. See mobile, -ization
Related forms
mobilizable, adjective
mobilization, noun
mobilizer, noun
countermobilization, noun
overmobilize, verb, overmobilized, overmobilizing.
remobilization, noun
remobilize, verb, remobilized, remobilizing.
unmobilized, adjective
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  • Since the nation was mobilizing for war, one food manufacturer responded with vitamin doughnuts.
  • It's mobilizing students to spread damaging gossip about a colleague.
  • But it played a central role in mobilizing political participation and creating a vibrant democracy.
  • The plain fact is that both felt and transmitted some of the mobilizing energy of fascism.
  • By mobilizing their global resources, big companies can often serve as significant catalysts for the evolution of talent spikes.
  • The first is that people are mobilizing for the first time for defending one of the few bits of the welfare state left standing.
  • By mobilizing legions of election monitors, the opposition managed to win in the final balloting.
  • Birds are mobilizing and starting to express their anger towards us.
  • mobilizing incident resources throughout the geographic area.
British Dictionary definitions for mobilizing

mobilize

/ˈməʊbɪˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
to prepare for war or other emergency by organizing (national resources, the armed services, etc)
2.
(transitive) to organize for a purpose; marshal
3.
(transitive) to put into motion, circulation, or use
Derived Forms
mobilizable, mobilisable, adjective
mobilization, mobilisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for mobilizing

mobilize

v.

1833 in the military sense; 1838 as "render capable of movement, bring into circulation," from French mobiliser, from mobile "movable" (see mobile). Related: Mobilized; mobilizing.

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mobilizing in Medicine

mobilize mo·bi·lize (mō'bə-līz')
v. mo·bi·lized, mo·bi·liz·ing, mo·bi·liz·es

  1. To make mobile or capable of movement.

  2. To restore the power of motion to a joint.

  3. To release into the body, as glycogen from the liver.


mo'bi·li·za'tion (-lĭ-zā'shən) n.
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