verb (used with object), cat·a·lyzed, cat·a·lyz·ing.
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.
They reward leaders who push the envelope, catalyze action, and get stuff done.
On the band-wagon of growing criticism over Israeli policies, these groups use BDS to catalyze an anti-Israeli zeitgeist.
Cam's feverish brain had figured out a host of effects to catalyze the audience reaction.Telempathy|Vance Simonds
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).