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.

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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Examples from the Web for re-energize

Contemporary Examples of re-energize

Historical Examples of re-energize

  • Does each great throb of the planetary heart, re-energize and move in unison, the protoplasmic centers of all forms of life?

    Solaris Farm

    Milan C. Edson



British Dictionary definitions for re-energize

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 re-energize
v.

1803, from re- + energize. Related: Re-energized; re-energizing.

energize

v.

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

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