Mobilize – Le mot du jour

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1a [+ object] : to bring (people) together for action

The President mobilized [=rallied] his supporters.
They couldn’t mobilize enough support to pass the new law.

1 b [no object] : to come together for action

Several groups have mobilized to oppose the proposed new law.
They have the ability to mobilize quickly.

2 [+ object] : to make (soldiers, an army, etc.) ready for war

The government had to mobilize the army quickly.
More than 10,000 troops were mobilized for war.
mobilizing the nation’s resources
— mobilization /ˌmoʊbələˈzeɪʃən/
British mobilisation /ˌməʊbəˌlaɪˈzeɪʃən/
noun, plural mobilizations [count, noncount]

The army carried out a full-scale mobilization.

 

 

 

 

 

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