from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To assemble, prepare, or put into active service.
  • intransitive verb To assemble, marshal, or coordinate for a purpose.
  • intransitive verb To become mobilized.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To put in motion or in readiness for motion.
  • In naval affairs, more rarely, to make corresponding preparation of a fleet or squadron for active service on a war footing.
  • Milit., to prepare for motion or action; make ready for active operations, or for taking the field.
  • Also spelled mobilise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To assemble and organize and make ready for use or action.
  • transitive verb To put in a state of readiness for active service in war, as an army corps.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To make something mobile.
  • verb transitive To assemble troops and their equipment in a coordinated fashion so as to be ready for war.
  • verb intransitive To become made ready for war.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb call to arms; of military personnel
  • verb cause to move around
  • verb get ready for war
  • verb make ready for action or use


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