[ vahyt-l-ahyz ]
See synonyms for: vitalizevitalizingvitalization on

verb (used with object),vi·tal·ized, vi·tal·iz·ing.
  1. to give life to; make vital.

  2. to give vitality or vigor to; animate.

Origin of vitalize

First recorded in 1670–80; vital + -ize
  • Also especially British, vi·tal·ise .

Other words from vitalize

  • vi·tal·i·za·tion, noun
  • vi·tal·iz·er, noun
  • hy·per·vi·tal·i·za·tion, noun
  • hy·per·vi·tal·ize, verb (used with object), hy·per·vi·tal·ized, hy·per·vi·tal·iz·ing.
  • non·vi·tal·ized, adjective
  • sub·vi·tal·i·za·tion, noun
  • sub·vi·tal·ized, adjective
  • un·der·vi·tal·ized, adjective
  • un·vi·tal·ized, adjective
  • un·vi·tal·iz·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use vitalize in a sentence

  • In considering the events which might possibly vitalise the future, her mind dwelt on strictly legitimate happenings.

    Lady Cassandra | Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
  • Oh, that imagination had the authority of history to vitalise the old man and his times!

  • These men help specially to vitalise the reputations of the narrower geniuses: such as Crashaw.

  • But when we ask ourselves what it has done to vitalise the nation, we may well hesitate for an answer.

  • So life here too far retired, too deeply sunk to struggle back and vitalise again that hue, those lips, that masklike effigy.

    If Winter Comes | A.S.M. Hutchinson

British Dictionary definitions for vitalize



/ (ˈvaɪtəˌlaɪz) /

  1. (tr) to make vital, living, or alive; endow with life or vigour

Derived forms of vitalize

  • vitalization or vitalisation, noun
  • vitalizer or vitaliser, noun

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