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mobilize

verb
     
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mo‧bil‧ize also mobilise British English
1 [transitive] to encourage people to support something in an active way:
an attempt to mobilize popular opinion
a campaign to mobilize support for the strike
2 [transitive] to start to use the things or people you have available in order to achieve something:
They failed to mobilize their resources effectively.
3 [intransitive and transitive]PMA if a country mobilizes or mobilizes its army, it prepares to fight a war [↪ demobilize]
4 [transitive] to help something to move more easily:
The physiotherapist mobilizes the patient's shoulder.
mobilization noun [uncountable and countable]
the mobilization of public opinion

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