verb (used with object), cat·a·lyzed, cat·a·lyz·ing.
Origin of catalyze
Related Words for catalyzedassemble, organize, marshal, prepare, infuse, imbue, impel, activate, propel, muster, gather, actuate, drive, ready, rally, animate, circulate, ferment, equip, mobilize
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Contemporary Examples of 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
September 21, 2012
At the top of the wall were ultraviolent “impact players,” often armed, who catalyzed violence.A Tinderbox Waiting for a Match
August 11, 2011
Indeed that may have catalyzed action this week vs. next month, or next year.Obama's Real Wall Street Scheme
January 22, 2010
Only in hard-line East Germany did change come from outside and below, catalyzed by grassroots protests.Did Punk Rock Tear Down the Wall?
November 8, 2009
1890, back-formation from catalysis on model of analyze/analysis. Related: Catalyzed; catalyzing. Probably influenced by French catalyser (1842).