What does the word mobilize mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive, verb intransitive

  • To make or get ready for active service, as troops. Mobilise.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Mobilization or mobilisation.

Usage examples for mobilize

  1. Together we've begun to mobilize the private sector, not to duplicate wasteful and discredited government programs, but to bring thousands of Americans into a volunteer effort to help solve many of America's social problems. – State of the Union Addresses of Ronald Reagan by Ronald Reagan
  2. Would it interest you to know that in the event of such a war the Japanese would be found fully prepared, while we are utterly unprepared; and that Japan would, within ten days, mobilize an army in California large enough to insure to them its military control; and that within four weeks thereafter they would land an army of 200, 000 veteran soldiers on the Pacific coast? – Our National Defense: The Patriotism of Peace by George Hebard Maxwell
  3. The laws which make food conservation possible, which direct shipping, mobilize railroads, control industry, regulate wages, prescribe many of the habits of life to fit the war, all rise out of the experience of the people. – The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me by William Allen White