- to give energy to; rouse into activity: to energize the spirit with brave words.
- to supply electrical current to or store electrical energy in.
- to be in operation; put forth energy.
Also especially British, en·er·gise.
Origin of energize
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Examples from the Web for energise
No instinct is more inevitable, more sure to energise, than this.What Is and What Might Be
Then the footman was told to energise the gramophone, which in its specially designed case stood in a corner.The Pretty Lady
Arnold E. Bennett
The Romans relatively failed to develop the mythopœic faculty because their conditions caused them to energise more in other ways.The Evolution of States
J. M. Robertson
Some firm conviction, she was sure, must energise him yet she respected him the more for concealing it.The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete
If, then, such current were employed to energise a magnet, that magnet would give 100 tugs per second.Marvels of Scientific Invention
Thomas W. Corbin
- to have or cause to have energy; invigorate
- (tr) to apply a source of electric current or electromotive force to (a circuit, field winding, etc)
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Word Origin and History for energise
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