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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Recent Examples on the Web The formula targets six different types of wrinkles around the eyes in just one week, leaving you with completely invigorated skin that lasts. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, "13 Hydrating Eye Creams to Get Your Skin Through Quarantine," 26 Apr. 2020 Some of these are not so different from those introduced by many workplaces suddenly thrust into a remote-only environment, including setting people up with virtual workout buddies or invigorating the somewhat underused community Slack. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "In the face of coronavirus, religions are embracing online community, live-streaming, and conference calls," 23 Mar. 2020 Unique among breads, injera acts as both tablecloth and utensil: Your food is served on it, and extra rolls are torn apart and used as scoops, each length invigorating the stews and salads within its grasp, just like a fresh squeeze of lemon. Washington Post, "The 10 best breads in the world," 19 Mar. 2020 Still, it was supposed to be a lengthier escape, a way to refocus and come back invigorated for the final 28 games of 2019-20 -- and perhaps his Cleveland career. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Kevin Love spending All-Star break speaking on panel with former President Barack Obama: ‘My second act could be extremely important’," 13 Feb. 2020 This extra energy tends to invigorate upper level winds which blow into the Atlantic and disrupt tropical systems, making for quieter hurricane seasons. Jeff Berardelli, CBS News, "An active hurricane season will strain emergency response amid pandemic, forecasters warn," 29 Apr. 2020 From face washes and body scrubs to makeup and aromatherapy, there's a lot more than coffee and energy drinks out there to invigorate your mornings. Hillary Maglin, Travel + Leisure, "Switch Up Your Morning Routine With These 9 Energy-boosting Products," 15 Apr. 2020 The news of Carton’s commitment had to invigorate the members of the program because Marquette had been involved with Jamarius Burton of Wichita State and Justin Turner of Bowling Green. Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Touted guard D.J. Carton announces his transfer to Marquette from Ohio State," 15 Apr. 2020 Drastic overfishing three decades ago saw the cod industry evaporate, prompting another resident, Zita Cobb, born the sixth of seven children to an illiterate fisherman, to seek a creative way to invigorate their economy. Juliet Kinsman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Canada's Fogo Island Inn Is a Champion of All Things Local," 3 Apr. 2020

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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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25 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Invigorate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of invigorate

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


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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