- to act upon by catalysis.
Origin of catalyze
Examples from the Web for catalyze
They can initiate ideas and catalyze a certain form, but the trick is not to begin, but to sustain.Chang-rae Lee: How I Write
January 22, 2014
They reward leaders who push the envelope, catalyze action, and get stuff done.How Cities Are Fixing America
Bruce Katz, Jennifer Bradley
June 17, 2013
On the band-wagon of growing criticism over Israeli policies, these groups use BDS to catalyze an anti-Israeli zeitgeist.Partial B(DS)?
July 18, 2012
Cam's feverish brain had figured out a host of effects to catalyze the audience reaction.Telempathy
Word Origin and History for catalyze
1890, back-formation from catalysis on model of analyze/analysis. Related: Catalyzed; catalyzing. Probably influenced by French catalyser (1842).
- To modify, especially to increase, the rate of a chemical reaction by catalysis.
- To modify, especially to increase, the rate of a chemical reaction through the action of a catalyst.