verb (used with object), mo·bi·lized, mo·bi·liz·ing.
- to assemble or marshal (armed forces, military reserves, or civilian persons of military age) into readiness for active service.
- to organize or adapt (industries, transportation facilities, etc.) for service to the government in time of war.
- to marshal, bring together, prepare (power, force, wealth, etc.) for action, especially of a vigorous nature: to mobilize one’s energy.
- to increase or bring to a full stage of development: to mobilize one’s anger.
verb (used without object), mo·bi·lized, mo·bi·liz·ing.
- to be or become assembled, organized, etc., as for war: to mobilize for action.
- to prepare for war or other emergency by organizing (national resources, the armed services, etc)
- (tr) to organize for a purpose; marshal
- (tr) to put into motion, circulation, or use
1833 in the military sense; 1838 as “render capable of movement, bring into circulation,” from French mobiliser, from mobile “movable” (see mobile). Related: Mobilized; mobilizing.
- To make mobile or capable of movement.
- To restore the power of motion to a joint.
- To release into the body, as glycogen from the liver.