v. mo·bi·lized, mo·bi·liz·ing, mo·bi·liz·es
1. To assemble, prepare, or put into active service: mobilized the reserve troops.
2. To assemble, marshal, or coordinate for a purpose: mobilized young voters to support the progressive candidate; mobilized public outrage against the new law.
3. To release or make available, as cells or chemical substances: hormones that mobilize calcium from bones.
To become mobilized: troops mobilizing for war.
mo′bi·li·zation (-lĭ-zāshən) n.
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