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verb mobilize pronunciation in American English /ˈmoʊb(ə)lˌaɪz/
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present tense
present participlemobilizing
past tensemobilized
past participlemobilized
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if you mobilize a group of people, or if they mobilize, they come together in order to achieve something

    We’ve mobilized a hundred volunteers to look for the missing child.

    1. a.
      if an army or large group of police officers mobilize, or if a government mobilizes them, they prepare to do something such as fight a war

      mobilize troops/tanks

  2. 2
    [transitive] to start to use all the money, support, etc. that is available in order to achieve something

    We need to mobilize all our energies and resources.

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 mobilize pronunciation in American English /ˌmoʊb(ə)lɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]

sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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