- v lend a military character to (a country), as by building up a military force
- v adopt for military use
- Ismail Haniyeh in Gulf Times
We don't want to militarise society, we don't want a police state,said Haniya, whose militants seized Gaza in June after overrunning forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of the rival Fatah movement.
- President Bush in The Age
The United States is not going to militarise the southern border. Mexico is our neighbour and our friend,Bush said.
- Richard Danzig in Melbourne Herald Sun
There's been a tendency in this administration to militarise national security, to use the military as the mode of response that addresses all problems,Mr Danzig said by telephone from his home in Washington.