Meaning of veteranize in English:

veteranize

(also veteranise)

Pronunciation /ˈvɛt(ə)rənʌɪz/ /ˈvɛt(ə)r(ə)nʌɪz/

verb

  • 1To make into a veteran; to give (especially military) experience to. Now somewhat rare.

  • 2US Now chiefly historical. To re-enlist the soldiers of (a regiment); to keep (a regiment) together in this way.

  • 3To re-enlist as a soldier.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in The London Chronicle. From veteran + -ize.