energize

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

Definition of energize

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

Other Words from energize

energization \ ˌe-​nər-​ˌjī-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce energize (audio) \ 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.
Recent Examples on the Web Bold contrasting colors, personal collections, and smart storage blend in rooms that both soothe and energize. Mallory Abreu, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 May 2022 These ingredients work to firm, moisturize, soften and energize the skin to bring it back to its former glory, minimizing the look of wrinkles and fine lines while lifting the face to give a more youthful appearance. The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 May 2022 Gallego said $30 million a year won’t solve the problem, but could energize partnerships like the one that Phoenix formed with American Forests and corporate contributors to plant the first cool corridor last weekend. Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 21 Apr. 2022 Forcing turnovers were when the veteran was at his best, utilizing his athleticism to draw contact and energize the Raiders’ fast-break offense. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 8 Apr. 2022 Now, on the brink of a potential Supreme Court victory that has been a decades-long goal for the antiabortion movement, activists see federal legislation as a new way to energize core conservative voters over the next two national election cycles. Caroline Kitchener, Anchorage Daily News, 3 May 2022 Activists see federal legislation as a new way to energize core conservative voters over the next two national election cycles. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 3 May 2022 Now, on the brink of a potential Supreme Court victory that has been a decades-long goal for the antiabortion movement, activists see federal legislation as a new way to energize core conservative voters over the next two national election cycles. Washington Post, 2 May 2022 If the goal of this unusual step was to energize Republicans closely watching redistricting in Florida, then mission accomplished. Steve Contorno, CNN, 18 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of energize

circa 1865, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2

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25 May 2022

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“Energize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/energize. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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energize

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

Kids Definition of energize

: to give the ability to be active to : give energy to

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