re·​in·​vig·​o·​rate | \ ˌrē-in-ˈvi-gə-ˌrāt How to pronounce reinvigorate (audio) \
reinvigorated; reinvigorating

Definition of reinvigorate

transitive verb

: to give new or renewed strength or energy to (something or someone) : to invigorate (something or someone) again … a stimulus plan large enough to reinvigorate the economy …— Steven Greenhouse It took Britpop's obsession with the 60s to really reinvigorate her career.— Alexis Petridis … Reed hopes a reinvigorated downtown will become a magnet for young professionals.— J. Scott Trubey and Katie Leslie Today, after she left, Leonard felt a sense of renewal. He felt like he was back. He felt reinvigorated.— Albert Thomas Berkshire

Other Words from reinvigorate

reinvigoration \ ˌrē-​in-​ˌvi-​gə-​ˈrā-​shən How to pronounce reinvigoration (audio) \ noun, plural reinvigorations
a reinvigoration of the sluggish market There are a lot of opportunities for traffic calming and neighborhood reinvigoration. Buffalo Rising
reinvigorator \ ˌrē-​in-​ˈvi-​gə-​ˌrā-​tər How to pronounce reinvigorator (audio) \ noun, plural reinvigorators
… New England's spring, that surprise that is among the greatest reinvigorators of humankind on record. — Philip Roth

First Known Use of reinvigorate

1658, in the meaning defined above

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“Reinvigorate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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