recharge

verb
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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This mode will discharge the battery and prevent it from being recharged until the battery is replaced. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "HP recalls 78,500 more laptop batteries because of fire concerns," 13 Mar. 2019 Porsche plans to put the four-door EV on sale before the end of this decade, and promises that the sedan’s 800-volt electrical architecture will support recharging to 250 miles of driving range in just 20 minutes. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "More Details on Porsche’s Mission E Electric Sedan: Yes, It’ll Have a Frunk," 28 Feb. 2018 View your trip as an opportunity for relaxing, recharging, and all of the self-care. Carly Benson, SELF, "7 Important Tips for Traveling While Sober and Having an Even Better Time," 14 Feb. 2019 Going so long without recharging the battery might mean that electricity levels have fallen too low, and the battery could sustain permanent damage as a result. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "We Might Be Able to Contact NASA's Opportunity Rover Soon," 17 Aug. 2018 Just as Andy furiously silk-screened, taped, filmed, and collected, editing his reality and keeping the world at bay, we scroll, swipe, and recharge ad infinitum, and reality becomes ever more dissociated from materiality. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "1968 vs. 2018: 50 Years Later Fashion Is Still Playing With the Bohemian Rhapsody of the Late, Tumultuous ’60s," 14 Dec. 2018 The batteries are capable of recharging at up to 160kW on a DC fast charger and are also equipped with an 11kW onboard charger. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Rivian debuts new US-made electric truck and SUV with 400-mile range," 28 Nov. 2018 When Mekea and Tim Duffy moved with their three girls into a new-build home in the quaint Minneapolis neighborhood of Linden Hills, they were refreshingly recharged being surrounded by super fresh, super white walls. Jennifer Blaise Kramer, House Beautiful, "How Pops Of Color Transformed These Classic White Rooms," 17 Dec. 2018 The smaller drone has two backup batteries, Valentino said, which can be recharged in a police vehicle while the drone is in the air. Ted Slowik, Daily Southtown, "Orland Park a rare police agency using drones as state considers allowing the devices for surveillance," 8 June 2018

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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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More Definitions for recharge

recharge

verb

English Language Learners Definition of recharge

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

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