garrison - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] [usually passive] 

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/ˈɡærɪs(ə)n/
present tense
I/you/we/theygarrison
he/she/itgarrisons
present participlegarrisoning
past tensegarrisoned
past participlegarrisoned
  1. to put soldiers in a place to live there and defend it
    1. a.
      to defend a place that you live in as a soldier

      The district is garrisoned by 1,200 troops.