verb (used with object), cat·a·lyzed, cat·a·lyz·ing.
Related formscat·a·lyz·er, noun
Examples from the Web for catalyzed
But they do hope the film has catalyzed the children to get an education.In ‘Tears of Gaza,’ Vibeke Løkkeberg Focuses on Children of War|Lorenza Muñoz|September 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
At the top of the wall were ultraviolent “impact players,” often armed, who catalyzed violence.
Indeed that may have catalyzed action this week vs. next month, or next year.
Only in hard-line East Germany did change come from outside and below, catalyzed by grassroots protests.