Mobilize vs Galvanize - What's the difference?

mobilize | galvanize |


As verbs the difference between mobilize and galvanize

is that mobilize is to make something mobile while galvanize is to coat with a thin layer of metal by electrochemical means; to electroplate.

mobilize

English

Alternative forms

* (Commonwealth) mobilise

Verb

(mobiliz)
  • To make something mobile.
  • To assemble troops and their equipment in a coordinated fashion so as to be ready for war.
  • To become made ready for war.
  • galvanize

    English

    Alternative forms

    * galvanise (mostly UK )

    Verb

    (galvaniz)
  • To coat with a thin layer of metal by electrochemical means; to electroplate.
  • To coat with rust-resistant zinc
  • To shock or stimulate into sudden activity
  • (archaic) To electrify.
  • * (Thomas Babington Macaulay)
  • The agitations resembled the grinnings and writhings of a galvanized corpse, not the struggles of an athletic man.

    Synonyms

    * (to shock or stimulate) startle

    Derived terms

    * galvanization