militarize


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to assemble, equip, and train for war

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

adopt for military use

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The proposed aid would further militarize Colombia and cause thousands of deaths.
The Air Force Is Preparing To Militarize the Ionosphere - With Electrifying Results
More border: The Pentagon ordered everyone who wants to militarize the border to replace the soldiers in Iraq who will come home to guard it.
In an interview with THE NEW AMERICAN, Woodson pointed out that his proposal was not intended to militarize public schools, but rather to help young Americans understand "the meaning and effects of war," as well as to help reconstitute a national military devoted to genuine national defense.
Our purpose here is not to militarize the situation further, but to demilitarize it so these people can live in peace.
The speaker is not a military commander, but former Minneapolis police chief Tony Bouza, captured on film in Urban Warrior, a documentary depicting the accelerating drive to militarize local police.