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energize

[ en-er-jahyz ]
/ ˈɛn ərˌdʒaɪz /
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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.
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Also especially British, en·er·gise .

Origin of energize

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

OTHER WORDS FROM energize

re·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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH energize

energize , enervate
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How to use energize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for energize

energize

energise

/ (ˈɛnəˌdʒaɪz) /

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 forms of energize

energizer or energiser, noun
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