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 Partly that’s because these pandemic times stole the emotional and mental space that Michael previously used to recharge. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, "Looking to 2021 with 4 North Texans whose common sense and grace inspired me in this wheels-off year," 28 Dec. 2020 The council approved spending up to $60,000 on the lights, which are are battery-powered and have a solar panel to recharge them. Steven Goode,, "Vernon council approves flashing lights at trails that intersect with roadways," 16 Dec. 2020 Made of a soft cotton-rayon blend, these bottoms will make your relaxation time a true way to recharge after a long day. Mark Heim |, al, "Best Christmas gifts for the Auburn Tiger fans in your life," 14 Dec. 2020 An easier session on Sunday gave players a chance to recharge with the idea of ramping up Monday’s practice. Roy Parry,, "Magic focus on offense as they take a break from contact work," 6 Dec. 2020 With nothing to plug-in or recharge, these instruments take advantage of wireless, solar, and mobile technology to put the most current weather data right in the palm of your hand. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "Three Reasons You Need a Personal Weather Station," 4 Dec. 2020 Increasingly, our houses and apartments are more than a place to recharge. Max Holleran, The New Republic, "The Future of Staying Home," 3 Dec. 2020 Despite being nearly always hard at work, the Queen takes time to rest and recharge, with countryside getaways to Balmoral Castle, spending time in nature or enjoying quiet time alone. Erica Sweeney, Good Housekeeping, "12 Life Lessons Queen Elizabeth Follows for Good Health," 11 Nov. 2020 To balance it all, Close encourages everyone on the staff to take one day off a week to recharge. Los Angeles Times, "UCLA’s Cori Close helping her players, and herself, grow in trying times," 21 Dec. 2020

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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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14 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Recharge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 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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