energize

verb

en·​er·​gize ˈe-nər-ˌjīz How to pronounce energize (audio)
energized; energizing

transitive verb

1
: to make energetic, vigorous, or active
energized by the coach's pep talk
2
: to impart energy to
sunlight energizes the chemical reactions
3
: to apply voltage to

intransitive verb

: to put forth energy : act
energization noun
energizer noun

Examples of energize in a Sentence

His rousing speech energized the crowd. You'll feel more energized after a bit of exercise.
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1865, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of energize was circa 1865

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“Energize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/energize. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

energize

verb
en·​er·​gize ˈen-ər-ˌjīz How to pronounce energize (audio)
energized; energizing
1
: to put forth energy : act
2
a
: to give energy to
sunlight energizes the chemical reactions
b
: to make energetic
3
: to apply voltage to
energizer noun

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