Pronunciation: (mō'bu-līz"), [key]
—v., -lized, -liz•ing.
1. to assemble or marshal (armed forces, military reserves, or civilian persons of military age) into readiness for active service.
2. to organize or adapt (industries, transportation facilities, etc.) for service to the government in time of war.
3. to marshal, bring together, prepare (power, force, wealth, etc.) for action, esp. of a vigorous nature: to mobilize one's energy.
4. to increase or bring to a full stage of development: to mobilize one's anger.
to be or become assembled, organized, etc., as for war: to mobilize for action. Also, esp. Brit.,mo'bi•lise".
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.