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

Other Words from invigorate

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

1646, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for invigorate

probably from in- + vigor

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“Invigorate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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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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