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energize

Syllabification: en·er·gize
Pronunciation: /ˈenərˌjīz
 
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Definition of energize in English:

verb

[with object]
1Give vitality and enthusiasm to: people were energized by his ideas
More example sentences
  • I was tired and worn out, having been teaching all day, but left her, energised and full of enthusiasm.
  • It is at this place that we are energized to be more creative.
  • Yes, they must excite, energise and enthuse competent individuals.
Synonyms
enliven, liven up, animate, vitalize, invigorate, perk up, excite, electrify, stimulate, stir up, fire up, rouse, motivate, move, drive, spur on, encourage, galvanize
informal pep up, buck up, jump-start, kick-start, give a shot in the arm to, turbocharge
1.1Supply energy, typically kinetic or electrical energy, to (something).
Example sentences
  • The change in current is detected and the sensor's output is energized.
  • He turned when he heard the sound of electricity energizing the room.
  • It corresponds directly to the contact pattern energizing the radiation.
Synonyms
activate, trigger, trip, operate, actuate, switch on, turn on, start, start up, power

Derivatives

energizer

1
noun
Example sentences
  • This idea is a comforting one, and also an energizer and a stimulus to personal growth.
  • ‘Schools must be energisers, producing innovative and workable facilities which strengthen the community in which they are founded.’
  • This isn't to say, however, that we should not be celebrating our brightest and best, our innovators, energisers and inspirers in the fields of arts, science, business and beyond.

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