invigorate

verb
in·​vig·​o·​rate | \ in-ˈvi-gə-ˌrāt How to pronounce invigorate (audio) \
invigorated; invigorating

Definition of invigorate

transitive verb

: to give life and energy to : animate also : stimulate sense 1

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Other Words from invigorate

invigoration \ in-​ˌvi-​gə-​ˈrā-​shən How to pronounce invigoration (audio) \ noun
invigorator \ in-​ˈvi-​gə-​ˌrā-​tər How to pronounce invigorator (audio) \ noun

Examples of invigorate in a Sentence

A brisk walk in the cool morning air always invigorates me. He was invigorated by the positive feedback. The mayor has plans to invigorate the downtown economy.
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Get invigorated by mingling with others and exchanging ideas. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive.com, "Horoscope for July 17, 2019: Pisces, relax, don’t do it; Aries, wait a bit to put plans in motion," 17 July 2019 Surfacing from his book, the reader is invigorated, too. The Economist, "Telling Britain’s story from its “ocean-gouged fringe”," 11 July 2019 Weiss said the congregation has followed to the best of its ability the regulations in place and has invigorated the area with its multiple investments. Hallie Miller, baltimoresun.com, "A house divided: Plans for new Park Heights synagogue and community center would split a duplex down the middle," 1 July 2019 Memphis Soul Man,’ joined the band in 2016, and has both fit in and invigorated the veteran band. Chuck Yarborough, cleveland.com, "50-year-old Tower of Power helps Tri-C JazzFest mark its 40th birthday with a little funk and a lot of soul (review)," 27 June 2019 Some analysts believe new blood could invigorate Apple. Tim Bradshaw, latimes.com, "Jony Ive’s exit from Apple raises questions about its future," 27 June 2019 Then the girls got a little shaky, the riot on the Cameroonian bench invigorating the underdogs and leaving England feeling nervous. SI.com, "Twitter Reacts as Lionesses Dismiss Feisty Cameroon to Book World Cup Quarter Final," 23 June 2019 But the insurance arguments assumes a rate cut would invigorate the stock market for more than a day or two, which is unlikely. Allison Schrager, Quartz, "Investors are betting on a rate cut. They shouldn’t.," 12 June 2019 And their first act would be a vicious fight between the establishment and the increasingly invigorated far left. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Midterms will mold Dems' 2020 field," 19 July 2018

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First Known Use of invigorate

1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for invigorate

probably from in- + vigor

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The first known use of invigorate was in 1646

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invigorate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of invigorate

: to give life and energy to (someone)
: to cause (something) to become more active and lively

invigorate

verb
in·​vig·​o·​rate | \ in-ˈvi-gə-ˌrāt How to pronounce invigorate (audio) \
invigorated; invigorating

Kids Definition of invigorate

: to give life and energy to The swim was invigorating.

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