This December, the world can galvanize a clean energy revolution.
For its part, Google used the decision to galvanize consumer support.
Was Ginni orchestrating a publicity campaign and using Hill as a ruse to galvanize her own base, some wondered.
So I would not doubt that yesterday's decision will galvanize conservative voters.
The current firestorm should galvanize critics of education reform, but not in the way they think.
The touch of his hands and lips seemed to galvanize her into life.
Madame Rachel can only galvanize the corpse, not revivify it.
Adams came to attention with a half-hearted attempt to galvanize an interest in the business affair.
Love is the only impulse which could galvanize him into life.
We endeavor to galvanize the Greek corpse, and pretend that we enjoy physical culture.
1802, from French galvaniser, from galvanisme (see galvanism). Figurative sense of "excite, stimulate (as if by electricity)" first recorded 1853. Meaning "to coat with metal by means of galvanic electricity" (especially to plate iron with tin, but now typically to plate it with zinc) is from 1839.
He'll swear that in her dancing she cuts all others out,Related: Galvanized; galvanizing.
Though like a Gal that's galvanized, she throws her legs about.
[Thomas Hood, "Love has not Eyes," 1845]