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militarize

or (especially British) militarise

[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.
Origin of militarize
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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British Dictionary definitions for remilitarize

militarize

/ˈmɪlɪtəˌraɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to convert to military use
2.
to imbue with militarism
Derived Forms
militarization, militarisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for remilitarize
v.

1920, originally of Soviet Russia, from re- + militarize. Related: remilitarized; remilitarizing.

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