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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Recent Examples on the Web But instead of the five or six hours of play time like the original, the new model will last for 11 hours on their own and can be recharged for another 11 hours from their case. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Samsung Unpacked 2020: New phones, folding phones, and earbuds," 12 Feb. 2020 The downside to the Tesla is its battery, which needs to be recharged about every 250 miles. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "Bargersville chief turns heads in Indiana's first Tesla police car," 3 Jan. 2020 When the drone returns, it can be recharged without human intervention., "The robots are coming, faster than ever - The Boston Globe," 11 Nov. 2019 As with the previous AirPod version, the Pro models include a battery case that can recharge the buds while on the go for up to 24 hours of listening time. Julio Ojeda-zapata, Twin Cities, "Achieving marital harmony and physical fitness with Apple wearable gear," 26 Nov. 2019 Supercapacitors have been used to power city buses that recharge at each stop. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "Lamborghini's long shot mission to take its super fast cars into the electric age," 5 Nov. 2019 In 2013, California started giving automakers extra credit for selling electric cars that could recharge in 15 minutes or less. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Why customers love Tesla despite its many mistakes," 5 Oct. 2019 Discovering the few things that recharge your batteries, activate your senses, and elevate your humanity can be a giant boost during those inevitable times of adversity. Josh Linkner, Detroit Free Press, "Ask yourself these questions to find your best-self game plan," 14 Sep. 2019 That helped them reach the conclusion that the magma beneath Yellowstone is recharging as much as twice as fast as was previously thought. Kevin Davenport, idahostatesman, "Yellowstone's magma chamber is more powerful than we knew. Here's why studying it matters.," 3 July 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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20 Mar 2020

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“Recharge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2020.

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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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