re·​en·​er·​gize (ˌ)rē-ˈe-nər-ˌjīz How to pronounce reenergize (audio)
variants or re-energize
reenergized or re-energized; reenergizing or re-energizing

transitive verb

: to energize (someone or something) again
Memphis has worked as hard as any U.S. city to reenergize its downtown …Mel White
The whole family was immobilized when Teddie was, and reenergized when he gained health.Garry Willis
Strong emotions must fuel muscles, because my biceps and lats suddenly felt reenergized.Women's Sports and Fitness
… should alpine skiers do all they can to re-energize their sport—re-energize it before snowboarders steamroll it?Bruce Benedict

Examples of reenergize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Good quality sleep reenergizes brain cells, repairs skin and strengthens every major system in the body, including the immune, respiratory, endocrine and central nervous systems. Georgia Day, Vogue, 22 Sep. 2023 Because of the success and excitement surrounding Burrow, Cincinnati’s fan base is reenergized. Cincinnati Enquirer, The Enquirer, 9 Sep. 2023 Motherhood also has refueled and reenergized Morgan, whose soccer career always had come first. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 13 July 2023 Advertisement That pathway has been blocked, but, reenergized by coaching the youngsters, Barahona is plotting a comeback. Bill Plaschke, Los Angeles Times, 10 Aug. 2023 Just as caffeine in our daily pick-me-up drinks fuels us to make it to the end of the day, caffeine in skin care helps to renew and reenergize the delicate skin around our eyes. Nerisha Penrose, ELLE, 31 July 2023 This creates a waterfront promenade area that can be used by both visitors and locals and has reenergized an important neighborhood for the city. Ramsey Qubein, Forbes, 16 July 2023 After some difficult years on the floor, he will be reenergized when coaching Wembanyama, the 19-year-old, 7-foot-4-inch Frenchman considered the best prospect since LeBron James. Globe Staff,, 11 Aug. 2023 Despite his success, Robert has never forgotten his roots as a lifelong New Yorker, co-founding the Tribeca Festival and helping revitalize and reenergize our city after 9/11. Hilary Lewis, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reenergize was in 1803

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“Reenergize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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