mobilize




Use the verb mobilize to describe preparing something — or someone — to spring into action, or to be put into use. You might mobilize the troops, or even your classmates, into action.

A busy mother might mobilize her kids to grab their lunches and head out to the bus stop on time, and a detective might mobilize her resources before tracking down a wily criminal. Mobilize literally means “make mobile,” and the Latin root is mobilis, “movable, pliable, or flexible.”

Definitions of mobilize
  1. verb

    make ready for action or use

    synonyms:
    marshal, mobilise, summon
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    type of:

    collect, garner, gather, pull together

    assemble or get together

  2. verb

    get ready for war

    synonyms:
    mobilise
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    Antonyms:

    demob, demobilise, demobilize

    retire from military service
    type of:

    militarise, militarize

    lend a military character to (a country), as by building up a military force

  3. verb

    call to arms; of military personnel

    synonyms:
    call up, mobilise, rally
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    Antonyms:

    demobilise, demobilize, inactivate

    release from military service or remove from the active list of military service
    type of:

    call, send for

    order, request, or command to come

  4. verb

    cause to move around

    synonyms:
    circulate, mobilise
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    type of:

    displace, move

    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

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