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militarize (v.)

"turn to military use, give a military aspect to" (transitive), 1829, see military + -ize. Related: Militarized; militarizing.

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Definitions of militarize

militarize (v.)
lend a military character to (a country), as by building up a military force;
militarize Germany again after the war
Synonyms: militarise
militarize (v.)
adopt for military use;
militarize the Civil Service
Synonyms: militarise
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