mobilise

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See also: mobilisé

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From French mobiliser

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mobilise (third-person singular simple present mobilises, present participle mobilising, simple past and past participle mobilised) (British spelling)

  1. (transitive) To make something mobile.
  2. (transitive) To assemble troops and their equipment in a coordinated fashion so as to be ready for war.
  3. (intransitive) To become made ready for war.
    • 1964 March, “News and Comment: Whitby closure in October?”, in Modern Railways, page 158:
      All Whitby is mobilising against the economy plan, alleging that loss of railway facilities would turn the port into a "ghost town"; [...].
    • 2020 April 8, Howard Johnston, “East-ended? When the ECML was at risk”, in Rail, page 69:
      And there were justified fears for the future of the Swanage branch, although enthusiasts were already mobilising themselves to take it over.

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mobilise

  1. first-person singular present indicative of mobiliser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of mobiliser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of mobiliser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of mobiliser
  5. second-person singular imperative of mobiliser