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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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 Miami has been stockpiling draft picks and is trying to invigorate its roster with younger players. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "Dolphins swap Kiko Alonso for Vince Beigel in LB-for-LB trade with Saints," 1 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. Washington Post, "Fall Movie Preview: Hollywood goes all-in on original films," 27 Aug. 2019 The 2016 presidential election and its aftermath seem to have invigorated the band once more. M.j., The Economist, "Twenty-five years later, Sleater-Kinney are still making vital music," 16 Aug. 2019 Those same western troughs feed plenty of energy into the Plains, invigorating storm systems with an extra push of strong winds at the upper levels of the atmosphere. Chris Bianchi, The Denver Post, "How Colorado’s gray May helped fuel hundreds of Plains tornadoes," 6 June 2019 With each infusion, the flavor changes, coming from different parts of the leaf and invigorating different parts of the tongue. National Geographic, "In search of the perfect cup of tea," 14 Mar. 2019 The surprise awakening of Summers’s nerve connections is part of a string of advances that has invigorated research into spinal-cord injuries. Cassandra Willyard, Scientific American, "How a Revolutionary Technique Got People with Spinal-Cord Injuries Back on Their Feet," 7 Aug. 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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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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