Definition of remilitarize in US English:


(British remilitarise)


[with object]
  • Supply (a place that has previously been demilitarized) with new military resources.

    ‘the Rhineland was remilitarized in 1936’
    • ‘Turkey eventually rejected the terms of that treaty, and subsequently Turkey remilitarized the straits area.’
    • ‘German forces remilitarized the territory in 1936, as part of a diplomatic test of will, three years before the outbreak of the Second World War.’
    • ‘Why was Hitler allowed to remilitarize the Rhineland, annex Austria, and invade Czechoslovakia before the Allies confronted him over his incursion into Poland in September 1939?’