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 rechargeable (audio) \ adjective
recharger \ (ˌ)rē-​ˈchär-​jər How to pronounce recharger (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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Do note that, especially with smaller power banks, charging two devices at once will cause each to recharge a bit more slowly and receive less charge overall. Julianne Ross, CNN Underscored, "Over 20,000 people love these portable chargers," 2 July 2019 All-Star break gives them a chance to recharge their batteries. Mark Gonzales,, "4 takeaways from the Cubs-Reds series, including Jason Heyward’s surge and Yasiel Puig’s tired act," 1 July 2019 The state of Uttar Pradesh declared a mining ban until its rivers can recharge their sandy principal. Paul Salopek, National Geographic, "Inside the deadly world of India’s sand mining mafia," 26 June 2019 With its mismatched couches and the soft hum of live music coming from the backyard strung with twinkle lights, Salty Nut is the perfect place to recharge before heading back out on the trail., "24 Hours on the Downtown Huntsville Craft Beer Trail," 26 June 2019 Blake’s icey, downtempo music is more likely to hypnotize than energize, so find a comfortable spot and recharge those batteries before Cardi or Travis rock your face off. Blake Ryan, Billboard, "A Guide to Summer Music Festival Season 2019," 24 June 2019 All Teslas feature regenerative braking, a system that captures some of the kinetic energy of a moving car and uses it to recharge the battery. David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, "Tesla Model 3 review: Was it worth the wait?," 13 Feb. 2018 This weekly experience recharges and refreshes you. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Parents plan to punish for piercings," 22 June 2019 This weekly experience recharges and refreshes you. Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, "Ask Amy: Should we make another rule about our daughters’ piercings?," 22 June 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of recharge

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

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