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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But there’s really no substitute for the complexity, depth of flavor and invigorating bite lurking under the knobbly skin of a true sour orange. Allegra Ben-amotz, WSJ, "This Ingredient Lights Up a Dish Like No Other," 18 Dec. 2018 Adam McKay has brought some of his team from The Big Short back together for Vice, which looks to be an equally fun, painful, invigorating, and perpetually groan-inducing take on some events from the 2000s. Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, "New trailers: Rocketman, Vice, She-Ra, and more," 6 Oct. 2018 In recent years, the country has faced a new threat as the rise of the Islamic State group invigorated local militant networks. Tuji Martuji, BostonGlobe.com, "11 dead, 41 hurt in suicide bomb attacks on Indonesian churches," 13 May 2018 In recent years, the country has faced a new threat as the rise of the Islamic State group in the Middle East invigorated local militant networks. Bloomberg.com, "8 Dead, Nearly 40 Wounded as Bombs Hit 3 Indonesian Churches," 13 May 2018 In recent years, the country has faced a new threat as the rise of ISIS in the Middle East invigorated local militant networks. Tuji Martuji, USA TODAY, "'Barbaric' Indonesia church bombings carried out by parents — and their four children," 13 May 2018 In recent years the country has faced a new threat as the rise of the Islamic State group in the Middle East invigorated local militant networks. Washington Post, "Islamic militant, officer killed after Indonesia prison riot," 11 May 2018 Chords and passagework came crashing through, always invigorating but rarely particularly poetic in their effect. Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Reif steps in to lead S.F. Symphony, with dazzling results," 27 Apr. 2018 Gunn’s firing invigorated members of the right that have long despised Hollywood for its perceived liberal bias and recent anti-Trump sentiment. Nick Statt, The Verge, "Disney and Marvel put Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 production on hold," 24 Aug. 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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