verb (used with object), gal·va·nized, gal·va·niz·ing.
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The three-month stretch between the symbolic kickoff and close of America’s summer has both galvanized broad public support for the racial justice movement and exposed the obstacles to turning that support into concrete political and policy changes.A summer of protests exposed deep demands for change—and entrenched obstacles|kdunn6|September 7, 2020|Fortune
Amazon had just acquired Whole Foods a few months earlier in 2017, galvanizing grocery chains to take a harder look at their digital capabilities.
I think they’re saying that until you acknowledge that there’s a problem that something’s important, few of us really galvanize around a solution.Full Transcript: Sean Spicer on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’|Daniel Malloy|August 26, 2020|Ozy
I think people felt that his presidency was too bureaucratic or too technocratic so that he wasn’t really taking advantage of the possibility of galvanizing a public.Does the President Matter as Much as You Think? (Ep. 404)|Stephen J. Dubner|February 6, 2020|Freakonomics
The book is a manifesto—a single-handed attempt to galvanize the world to take to the streets.Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’ Will Change Nothing|Michael Signer|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Do you think the film will galvanize enough interest to re-open the search for Yaser?
The current firestorm should galvanize critics of education reform, but not in the way they think.De Blasio Misread His Mandate, Now Some of His Own Supporters are Fighting Back Over Charter School Cuts|Conor P. Williams|March 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in this bitter race, the saga surely helped Schweikert galvanize his base, which will be critical to winning the primary.
So I would not doubt that yesterday's decision will galvanize conservative voters.
Love is the only impulse which could galvanize him into life.
We shall see further on what persistent but abortive efforts were made in Congress once more to galvanize it into life.Abraham Lincoln, A History, Volume 2|John George Nicolay and John Hay
Of what use then, to try to galvanize the dead past into the semblance of vitality?The Girl of the Period and Other Social Essays, Vol. II (of 2)|Eliza Lynn Linton
Teachers kill the natural interest, and then try to galvanize its dead body into temporary activity.Dickens As an Educator|James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
To sap the will, to galvanize the mind as from a German electric battery, palsied resistance to aggressive Germania.Villa Elsa|Stuart Henry