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 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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Recent Examples on the Web An Epic victory would also invigorate the antitrust fight against Apple. New York Times, "Apple and Epic Head to Court Over Their Slices of the App Pie," 2 May 2021 New leadership policies and a general shift in attitude could help invigorate single members, who have low activity rates in the LDS church. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Jana Riess: Finally! Single Latter-day Saints have new opportunities, greater respect," 30 Apr. 2021 At 6-3 and 205 pounds with 4.38-second speed in the 40-yard dash, Marshall could invigorate the downfield passing attack a year after the Patriots tied for 28th with 38 passing plays of 20-plus yards. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, "NFL draft 2021: 10 WR prospects who could help Patriots fill void left by Julian Edelman," 13 Apr. 2021 As part of the mine workers' proposal, Manchin endorsed a Democratic bill that would invigorate labor unions, following decades of court defeats and legislative setbacks. Matthew Daly, Star Tribune, "Miners' union backs shift from coal in exchange for jobs," 19 Apr. 2021 As part of the mine workers' proposal, Manchin endorsed a Democratic bill that would invigorate labor unions, following decades of court defeats and legislative setbacks. Matthew Daly, ajc, "Miners' union backs shift from coal in exchange for jobs," 19 Apr. 2021 The intense Mediterranean light seemed to invigorate Brice’s painting, and before long, his career took off. Carl Swanson, Vulture, "Helen Marden’s Bitter, Lucky Light," 16 Apr. 2021 Maybe by honoring Beatts, even in a fleeting moment, the show can invigorate her legacy for a new generation of comedy lovers. Andy Hoglund, EW.com, "Saturday Night Live recap: Carey Mulligan brings her dramatic chops to Studio 8H," 11 Apr. 2021 Democrats, meanwhile, hope the legislation could invigorate their supporters, serving as a reminder of what’s at stake in 2022. Ben Nadler, ajc, "Georgia voting fight sets the stage for Kemp's 2022 run," 6 Apr. 2021

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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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8 May 2021

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“Invigorate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/invigorate. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for invigorate

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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