Definition of energize in English:


(also energise)


  • 1 Give vitality and enthusiasm to.

    ‘people were energized by his ideas’
    • ‘This empowers and energizes you to move forward in life.’
    • ‘Now people are saying we're pumped, we're ready to vote tomorrow, we are really energized by this election.’
    • ‘‘It is exciting to see the kids become really interested in politics and good government; for me it has been energizing to catch their enthusiasm,’ he said.’
    • ‘It is this motivation that energizes him to do his very best to make sure the students receive the best possible training.’
    • ‘The deeper appreciation will motivate and energize you.’
    • ‘If my enthusiasm for one activity drops off I can move to another that will energise me again.’
    • ‘It is at this place that we are energized to be more creative.’
    • ‘And people are excited and energised and inspired because they realise that there can be this kind of empowerment and democracy.’
    • ‘His style will excite the fans and energise everyone around the team.’
    • ‘‘He is excited and energised by the prospect and believes it has much to offer the people of the town,’ says the report.’
    • ‘On his visits there, he felt energised, enthused and full of hope.’
    • ‘If there's a good fit right away, then they experience a sense of recognition and are energized to move on.’
    • ‘His striking of the ball is excellent for a relative novice and his enthusiasm for the game seems to energize those around him.’
    • ‘Everyone felt connected, energized, and enthused; the team was ready to move forward.’
    • ‘I was tired and worn out, having been teaching all day, but left her, energised and full of enthusiasm.’
    • ‘And I come away from our conversations feeling far more energised and enthused than I do when talking to pretty young things who should, in theory, be more enticing.’
    • ‘Yes, they must excite, energise and enthuse competent individuals.’
    • ‘Don't miss your chance to be inspired and energized by what Tom has to say about the future for business.’
    • ‘I'm excited and energised by being part of Walter Smith's revolution.’
    • ‘She began investing everything in her music which stimulated and energized her.’
    enliven, liven up, animate, vitalize, invigorate, perk up, excite, electrify, dynamize, stimulate, stir up, fire up, rouse, motivate, move, move to action, drive, spur on, encourage, embolden, galvanize
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    1. 1.1Supply energy, typically kinetic or electrical energy, to (something)
      ‘floor sensors are energized by standing passengers’
      ‘ceramic cooktops cook food by energizing molecules both in the food and pan’
      • ‘The clasp makes contact with the other terminal of battery to energize the light source.’
      • ‘90% of standby power is wasted energy, consumed by unnecessarily energised components and inefficient power supply designs.’
      • ‘There should be a visible light and audible warning when the treatment electrode is energized.’
      • ‘It's still energized by the solar panels.’
      • ‘The change in current is detected and the sensor's output is energized.’
      • ‘Electro-magnetism is the force which lights up our cities and energizes our household appliances.’
      • ‘It corresponds directly to the contact pattern energizing the radiation.’
      • ‘It is mostly the latent heat from condensation of the water vapor that energizes the storm.’
      • ‘They take about three to five minutes to come to full brightness after they are energized.’
      • ‘He turned when he heard the sound of electricity energizing the room.’
      • ‘Intense heat from gunpowder's pyrotechnic flame energizes electrons in the metal atoms and metal-containing molecules.’
      • ‘The circuit is energised by 6V DC power supply and provided with a backup unit for uninterrupted power supply.’
      • ‘When the coil is energised the molecules in the liquid align themselves along the lines of magnetism from the coil, and there they stay for a short while until the earth's own magnetic field slowly disrupts them.’
      • ‘In a large galaxy, the black hole can reach a greater size before its surrounding gas is energized enough to stop falling in.’
      activate, trigger, trigger off, trip, operate, actuate, switch on, turn on, start, start up, get going, set going
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