Meaning of “mobilize” in the English Dictionary

"mobilize" in English

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UK usually mobilise uk /ˈməʊ.bɪ.laɪz/ us /ˈmoʊ.bə.laɪz/

[ T ] to organize or prepare something, such as a group of people, for a purpose:

Representatives for all the main candidates are trying to mobilize voter support.

[ I or T ] to prepare to fight, especially in a war:

The government has mobilized several of the army's top combat units.
Troops have been mobilizing for the past three weeks.
noun [ U ] UK also mobilisation uk /ˌməʊ.bɪ.laɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌmoʊ.bəl.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “mobilize” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mobilizeverb [ T ]

us /ˈmoʊ·bəˌlɑɪz/

to organize people to support something or to make a part of an organization ready for a special purpose:

We're teaching people to mobilize and show their support for their libraries.
noun [ C/U ] us /ˌmoʊ·bə·ləˈzeɪ·ʃən/

[ U ] Both parties have engaged in massive mobilization efforts .

(Definition of “mobilize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)