invigorate

verb in·vig·o·rate \ in-ˈvi-gə-ˌrāt \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of invigorate

invigorated; invigorating
transitive verb
: to give life and energy to : animate; also : stimulate 1

invigoratingly

play \in-ˈvi-gə-ˌrā-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

invigoration

play \in-ˌvi-gə-ˈrā-shən\ noun

invigorator

play \in-ˈvi-gə-ˌrā-tər\ noun

Examples of invigorate in a Sentence

  1. A brisk walk in the cool morning air always invigorates me.

  2. He was invigorated by the positive feedback.

  3. The mayor has plans to invigorate the downtown economy.

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Origin and Etymology of invigorate

probably from in- + vigor


INVIGORATE Defined for English Language Learners

invigorate

verb

Definition of invigorate for English Language Learners

  • : to give life and energy to (someone)

  • : to cause (something) to become more active and lively


INVIGORATE Defined for Kids

invigorate

verb in·vig·o·rate \ in-ˈvi-gə-ˌrāt \

Definition of invigorate for Students

invigorated; invigorating
: to give life and energy to
  • The swim was invigorating.


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