militarize

 /ˈmɪlɪtəˌraɪz/

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
mil•i•ta•rize /ˈmɪlɪtəˌraɪz/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object],-rized, -riz•ing. 
  1. Militaryto equip with armed forces, etc.:The former buffer zone had become fully militarized again.
  2. Militaryto fill (someone) with a feeling of militarism.
mil•i•ta•ri•za•tion /ˌmɪlɪtərɪˈzeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
mil•i•ta•rize  (mili tə rīz′), 
v.t., -rized, -riz•ing. 
  1. Militaryto equip with armed forces, military supplies, or the like.
  2. Militaryto make military.
  3. Militaryto imbue with militarism.
Also,[esp. Brit.,]mili•ta•rise′. 
Etymology:
  • militar(y) + -ize 1875–80
mil′i•ta•ri•zation, n. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

militarize, militarise /ˈmɪlɪtəˌraɪz/ vb (transitive)
  1. to convert to military use
  2. to imbue with militarism

ˌmilitariˈzation, ˌmilitariˈsation n



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