Definition of catalyze
1 : to bring about the catalysis of (a chemical reaction) an enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of the sugars
3 : to alter significantly by or as if by catalysis innovations in basic chemical theory that have catalyzed the field — Newsweek
Examples of catalyze in a Sentence
a reinstitution of the draft would catalyze protests around the country
Recent Examples of catalyze from the Web
Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly TIME History newsletter His search for answers catalyzed by his military failures culminated in his renowned History of the Peloponnesian War.
Mohammed Aly, the founder of the Orange County Poverty Alleviation Coalition and the man Spitzer credits with catalyzing the proposal, praised the two supervisors for planning to install toilets and showers.
Twin Peaks's first go-round catalyzed fans by using the tools of surrealism to tell a fascinating, sometimes heartbreaking story.
But this reality has catalyzed trends that are reshaping the very contours of medicine-making.
More importantly, DPN ushered disability rights into the nation’s consciousness, catalyzing the passage of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.
California’s 2010 parent trigger law allows a majority of parents whose kids attend a failing school to catalyze reforms.
In girls soccer, the Mustangs (8-6-1) are ranked 23rd in the latest RPI and boast a potent offense catalyzed by senior captain Myah Thornhill (13 goals) as well as a pair of sisters in junior Jensen Ellis (8) and freshman Jazlynn Ellis (12).
When the pair remix a haunting recording that the narrator made in his wanderings, the result is a song that torments them, catalyzing extreme violence.
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