Antonyms of verb militarize

1 of 2 senses of militarize

Sense 1
militarize, militarise -- (lend a military character to (a country), as by building up a military force; "militarize Germany again after the war")
       Antonym of demilitarize (Sense 1)
      => demilitarize, demilitarise -- (do away with the military organization and potential of)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb militarize

2 senses of militarize

Sense 1
militarize, militarise -- (lend a military character to (a country), as by building up a military force; "militarize Germany again after the war")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
militarize, militarise -- (adopt for military use; "militarize the Civil Service")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj militarized

1 sense of militarized

Sense 1
militarized, militarised -- (issued military arms)

INDIRECT (VIA armed) -> unarmed -- ((used of persons or the military) not having or using arms; "went alone and unarmed"; "unarmed peasants were shot down"; "unarmed vehicles")

Similarity of adj militarized

1 sense of militarized

Sense 1
militarized, militarised -- (issued military arms)
       => armed (vs. unarmed) -- ((used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms; "armed robbery")

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