civilianize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1870 to convert from military to civilian status or controlcivilianization noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • civilianize — (Amer.) v. change from military to civilian status; make something civilian; place under civilian control (also civilianise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • civilianize — [sə vil′yən īz΄] vt. civilianized, civilianizing to staff with civilians or place under civilian control civilianization n …   English World dictionary

  • civilianize — civilianization, n. /si vil yeuh nuyz /, v.t., civilianized, civilianizing. 1. to assign to civilians or place under civilian direction or control: a decision to civilianize the teaching of history at the naval academy. 2. to make less military… …   Universalium

  • civilianize — verb a) To convert something from military to civilian operation or control b) To change the status of a member of the armed forces to that of a civilian See Also: civilianization …   Wiktionary

  • civilianize — ci·vil·ian·ize …   English syllables

  • civilianize — ci•vil•ian•ize [[t]sɪˈvɪl yəˌnaɪz[/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing cvb to assign to civilians or place under civilian control • Etymology: 1865–70 ci•vil ian•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • civilianize — v.tr. (also ise) make civilian in character or function. Derivatives: civilianization n …   Useful english dictionary

  • civilianized — civilianize (Amer.) v. change from military to civilian status; make something civilian; place under civilian control (also civilianise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • civilianizes — civilianize (Amer.) v. change from military to civilian status; make something civilian; place under civilian control (also civilianise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • civilianizing — civilianize (Amer.) v. change from military to civilian status; make something civilian; place under civilian control (also civilianise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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