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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Recent Examples on the Web Now, the bad news: Even superhero blockbusters couldn’t invigorate the box office, which is down 6.4% so far this year. Paula Bernstein, Fortune, "The Summer 2019 Box Office Was Pretty Topsy-Turvy," 3 Sep. 2019 The group pays tribute to and re-invigorates the Malagasy musical styles of tsapiky, jihe and beko. John Adamian, courant.com, "Our picks for seven of this week’s can’t-miss concerts in Connecticut," 16 Sep. 2019 The new food brand is aimed at invigorating Target's grocery business, which has been showing progress the last couple of years following investments to improve its offering in a highly-competitive grocery environment. Dallas News, "Target launches Good & Gather label to replace Archer Farms, Simply Balanced," 19 Aug. 2019 The view was stunning and the crisp mountain air invigorating. Rachel Walker, The Know, "Looking for a new way to savoring the Colorado Rockies? Try sailing," 13 Aug. 2019 The view was stunning and the crisp mountain air invigorating. Rachel Walker, Washington Post, "Savoring the Colorado Rockies — by sailboat," 9 Aug. 2019 Mars in Cancer brings you more energy and personal strength to address domestic issues, and your private life will be invigorated through next month. Randon Rosenbohm, Allure, "What May’s Aries Horoscope Means for You," 30 Apr. 2019 In short, over the course of a week of painting and related events, St. Paul’s first-ever Chroma Zone mural and art festival aims to invigorate, decorate and maybe even intoxicate (responsibly). Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, "As artists paint 15,000 square feet, Chroma Zone Mural and Art Festival opens with Little Mekong Night Market Sept. 7-8," 6 Sep. 2019 But this fall is especially rich in big, audacious bets on original films that will try to invigorate movie theaters with the most time-tested of methods: megawatt movie stars, genre twists, innovation. Jake Coyle, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fall Movie Preview: Hollywood goes all-in on original films," 5 Sep. 2019

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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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27 Oct 2019

Time Traveler for invigorate

The first known use of invigorate was in 1646

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More Definitions for invigorate

invigorate

verb
How to pronounce invigorate (audio)

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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