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galvanize

Pronunciation: /ˈgælvənaɪz/

Translation of galvanize in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 1.1 (rouse) to galvanize sb (into sth/-ing) impulsar a algn (a algo/+ infinitive/infinitivo) her threats galvanized him into action sus amenazas lo impulsaron a hacer algo
    Example sentences
    • No sense of shock galvanizes the audience when we witness the details of her murder before he learns of it.
    • But by galvanizing Americans around hydrogen fuel cell cars and retrofitting American gas stations to carry hydrogen, he offers a practical way to counter the financial power of terrorism.
    • As your job in the United Nations Humanitarian Agency, it's your job to galvanize the people, to get their attention, to get them to take the money out of their pocket.
    1.2 (enthrall) electrizar* 1.3
    (galvanizing present participle/participio presente)
    [effect/performance] electrizante
  • 2 2.1 [iron/steel] galvanizar* 2.2
    (galvanized past participle of/participio pasado de)
    [iron/sheeting] galvanizado
    Example sentences
    • The primary use of zinc is in galvanizing other metals, especially iron and steel.
    • Zinc is used largely to galvanise iron and steel.
    • Gutters on older homes may be wood, galvanized sheet metal, or copper.

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