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

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
reinvigoration noun
plural reinvigorations
a reinvigoration of the sluggish market
There are a lot of opportunities for traffic calming and neighborhood reinvigoration. Buffalo Rising
reinvigorator noun
plural reinvigorators
… New England's spring, that surprise that is among the greatest reinvigorators of humankind on record. Philip Roth

Examples of reinvigorate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But there's more to be done as educators look to reinvigorate the industry. ABC News, 12 Nov. 2023 Dawkins, a former senior executive at Nickelodeon, joined the Globetrotters in early 2022 and has been laser-focused on reinvigorating the brand. Sophia Scorziello, Variety, 11 Sep. 2023 Some analysts are predicting that the 2023 festive period will reinvigorate the American consumer, while others are warning that this year’s holiday sales will rise at their slowest pace in half a decade. Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 8 Nov. 2023 The key to reinvigorating Marvel may lie with the superhero arsenal that Disney acquired during its 2019 purchase of 21st Century Fox. Tatiana Siegel, Variety, 1 Nov. 2023 Powerful natural ingredients, like rosemary oil, are infused in this elixir to reinvigorate the scalp, strengthen hair, and nourish hair follicles for thicker, healthier hair over time. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, 4 Oct. 2023 Made from faux leather and faux shearling, the classic aviator style is reinvigorated with a contemporary edge thanks to a generous, oversized collar and slouchy shape. Kristina Rutkowski,, 30 Oct. 2023 Northwesterly gusts die tonight but reinvigorate toward 30 mph tomorrow (instead of near 40 mph today). A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 21 Oct. 2023 The 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba has generated intense coverage and interest for nearly two decades, and the case has once again been reinvigorated. Liam Quinn, Peoplemag, 18 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1658, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reinvigorate was in 1658

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“Reinvigorate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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