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Definition of mobilize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mobilize
    he / she / it mobilizes
    past simple mobilized
    -ing form mobilizing
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] mobilize (somebody) to work together in order to achieve a particular aim; to organize a group of people to do this synonym rally The unions mobilized thousands of workers in a protest against the cuts.
  2. 2[transitive] mobilize something to find and start to use something that is needed for a particular purpose synonym marshal They were unable to mobilize the resources they needed.
  3. 3[transitive, intransitive] mobilize (somebody/something) if a country mobilizes its army, or if a country or army mobilizes, it makes itself ready to fight in a war The troops were ordered to mobilize. compare demobilize
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noun [uncountable]
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