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tr.v. mil·i·ta·rized, mil·i·ta·riz·ing, mil·i·ta·riz·es
1. To equip or train for war.
2. To imbue with militarism.
3. To adopt for use by or in the military.

mil′i·ta·ri·za′tion (-tər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.


the process of preparing for war; mobilization of troops or of an area.
See also: War
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.militarization - act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"militarization - act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
arming, equipping, armament - the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
conscription, muster, selective service, draft - compulsory military service
remilitarisation, remilitarization - the act of militarizing again
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Just before the death of Michael Brown, the ACLU released "War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing.
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The leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization adopted a statement on situation inside and around Syria, which means the Organization voted against the illegal actions leading to the further militarization of internal conflict in Syria.
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