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Definition of militarize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    militarize

     verb
    (British English also -ise) verb
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪlɪtəraɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪlɪtəraɪz//
     
    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they militarize
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪlɪtəraɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪlɪtəraɪz//
     
    he / she / it militarizes
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪlɪtəraɪzɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪlɪtəraɪzɪz//
     
    past simple militarized
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪlɪtəraɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪlɪtəraɪzd//
     
    past participle militarized
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪlɪtəraɪzd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪlɪtəraɪzd//
     
    -ing form militarizing
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪlɪtəraɪzɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪlɪtəraɪzɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1militarize something to send armed forces to an area a militarized zone opposite demilitarize
  2. 2militarize something to make something similar to an army a militarized police force
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: militarize