re·​charge | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈchärj How to pronounce recharge (audio) \
recharged; recharging; recharges

Definition of recharge

intransitive verb

1 : to make a new attack
2 : to regain energy or spirit
3 : to become charged again : to refill with electric charge Batteries keep our devices working throughout the day—that is, they have a high energy density—but they can take hours to recharge when they run down.— Patrice Simon et al.

transitive verb

1 : to charge again especially : to restore anew the active materials in (a storage battery)
2 : to inspire or invigorate afresh : renew

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Other Words from recharge

recharge \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈchärj How to pronounce recharge (audio) , ˈrē-​ˌchärj \ noun
rechargeable \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈchär-​jə-​bəl How to pronounce recharge (audio) \ adjective
recharger \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈchär-​jər How to pronounce recharge (audio) \ noun

Examples of recharge in a Sentence

When the computer beeps, you need to recharge the battery. It takes about an hour for the battery to recharge. Take a break to give yourself time to recharge.
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Recent Examples on the Web That seemed to recharge Stumler, who delivered eight kills in the set, with her final spike sealing the national title for Kentucky. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, "Texas sees volleyball title slip away," 24 Apr. 2021 At most, only one flight per day is possible, as Ingenuity needs time to recharge its battery with its solar panels. Jonathan O'callaghan, Forbes, "NASA’s $85m ‘Mars Helicopter’ Is About To Attempt Flight On Another Planet For The First Time Ever," 12 Apr. 2021 The engine is instead used to recharge the battery, and the car drives more similarly to a purely electric vehicle. Rachel Rothman, Good Housekeeping, "The Best Hybrid Vehicles of 2021," 5 Apr. 2021 Easily powered with either an internal battery system or a power bank like those used to recharge smartphones, the best heated vests are portable and easily cared for—many can be tossed straight into the washer and dryer. Outdoor Life, "Best Heated Vest: Great Outdoor Gear for Winter Sports or Hunting," 23 Feb. 2021 The structures hold back soil and sediment, prevent further erosion and help recharge the aquifer. azcentral, "Trump's border wall scarred sacred lands, displaced wildlife and drained water. Can it be taken down?," 15 Apr. 2021 This might be a good time to take a day off to recharge your batteries. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for April 15, 2021: Taurus, you feel free as a bird; Libra, avoid acting in haste," 15 Apr. 2021 Bill opponents note that Indiana's wetlands provide flood control and filtration services for the state's water and help to recharge groundwater resources. London Gibson, The Indianapolis Star, "Amended bill puts more wetlands on the chopping block," 14 Apr. 2021 This supports up to 15 hours of continuous gameplay and only takes 2.5 hours to recharge. Chris Hachey, BGR, "Best Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch," 12 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of recharge

1598, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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The first known use of recharge was in 1598

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2 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Recharge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of recharge

: to refill (a battery) with electricity
: to regain your energy and strength

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