energize

[en-er-jahyz]
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verb (used with object), en·er·gized, en·er·giz·ing.

to give energy to; rouse into activity: to energize the spirit with brave words.
to supply electrical current to or store electrical energy in.

verb (used without object), en·er·gized, en·er·giz·ing.

to be in operation; put forth energy.

Nearby words

  1. eneolithic,
  2. energetic,
  3. energetics,
  4. energid,
  5. energism,
  6. energizer,
  7. energumen,
  8. energy,
  9. energy audit,
  10. energy band

Also especially British, en·er·gise.

Origin of energize

First recorded in 1745–55; energ(y) + -ize

Related formsre·en·er·gize, verb (used with object), re·en·er·gized, re·en·er·giz·ing.su·per·en·er·gized, adjectiveun·en·er·gized, adjective

Can be confusedenergize enervate innervate invigorate

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British Dictionary definitions for energise

energize

energise

verb

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)
Derived Formsenergizer or energiser, noun

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Word Origin and History for energise

energize

v.

1751; see energy + -ize. Related: Energized; energizing.

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