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mobilize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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mobilizemo‧bil‧ize (also mobilise British English) /ˈməʊbəlaɪz $ ˈmoʊ-/ ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [transitive]PGCPREPARE to encourage people to support something in an active way 🔊 an attempt to mobilize popular opinion 🔊 a campaign to mobilize support for the strike2 [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, transitive]PMA if a country mobilizes or mobilizes its army, it prepares to fight a wardemobilize4 [transitive] to help something to move more easilyimmobilize 🔊 The physiotherapist mobilizes the patient’s shoulder.mobilization /ˌməʊbəlaɪˈzeɪʃən $ ˌmoʊbələ-/ noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 the mobilization of public opinion
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Examples from the Corpus
mobilizeYet three-quarters of poverty spending goes to towns, where voters are easier to mobilize.The Democratic Party officials and machinery mobilized against him after his surprise primary victory and he lost overwhelmingly in the general election.In May 1991 Defence Minister Villiger announced plans to cut the reserves available to be mobilized from 600,000 to 400,000.Yet Chagnon also knew how to mobilize his own camp.Britain mobilized its forces.They are going to be mobilized merely by the presence of his campaign.Nor is an organization's capacity to mobilize public support in meetings or demonstrations necessarily influential or even advantageous.The shooting mobilized the community, which started several political action groups.While the US mobilizes, top-level diplomats are making a last attempt to reach a negotiated settlement.mobilize supportIts purpose should be to mobilize support for the policies, personalities, and institutions of the regime.
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Verb table
mobilize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymobilize
he, she, itmobilizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymobilized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave mobilized
he, she, ithas mobilized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad mobilized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill mobilize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have mobilized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam mobilizing
he, she, itis mobilizing
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you, we, theyare mobilizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas mobilizing
you, we, theywere mobilizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been mobilizing
he, she, ithas been mobilizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been mobilizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be mobilizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been mobilizing
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