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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The flying car will be capable of flying at altitudes of between 1,000 and 2,000 feet and can cruise for up to 60 miles before its battery needs to be recharged. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Uber's Flying Car Chief Jeff Holden Has Stepped Down," 18 May 2018 Terrain’s Wildfire pillar offers a realistic flickering flame, and can be handily recharged with a USB cord. Kim Cook, The Seattle Times, "A small but social spot: Trends in front-porch decorating," 26 Mar. 2019 Opportunity relies on its solar panels to gather enough energy from the Sun each day to recharge its batteries, which help power its movement. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "NASA says it wants to save the Mars Opportunity rover, but some close to the mission doubt it," 31 Aug. 2018 The Ioniq Electric has a range between charges of about 124 miles, but the lithium-ion battery can be recharged to at least 80 percent of full charge in about 23 minutes, using a Level 3 fast charger. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Hyundai’s 2018 Ioniq Hybrid has starting price of $22,200," 1 July 2018 The devices look like computer flash drives, can be recharged in computer USB ports and have prefilled cartridges containing nicotine. Mike Stobbe, The Seattle Times, "Juul halts store sales of some flavored e-cigarettes," 14 Nov. 2018 The battery fully recharges in about 2.5 hours, or charges to just under 50 percent after about an hour. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, "Ampler Curt e-bike review: electric doesn’t have to mean big and ugly," 6 Sep. 2018 Environmental studies also raised questions about the impact of the proposal to draw as much as 50,000 acre-feet of water out of the aquifer, which the company said could be recharged from natural precipitation. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "Loan to Jared Kushner raises questions about California water project," 7 Mar. 2018 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

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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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