Definition of energize in English:

energize

(also energise)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Give vitality and enthusiasm to.

    ‘people were energized by his ideas’
    • ‘This empowers and energizes you to move forward in life.’
    • ‘Yes, they must excite, energise and enthuse competent individuals.’
    • ‘Everyone felt connected, energized, and enthused; the team was ready to move forward.’
    • ‘The deeper appreciation will motivate and energize you.’
    • ‘On his visits there, he felt energised, enthused and full of hope.’
    • ‘Now people are saying we're pumped, we're ready to vote tomorrow, we are really energized by this election.’
    • ‘If my enthusiasm for one activity drops off I can move to another that will energise me again.’
    • ‘His striking of the ball is excellent for a relative novice and his enthusiasm for the game seems to energize those around him.’
    • ‘His style will excite the fans and energise everyone around the team.’
    • ‘And people are excited and energised and inspired because they realise that there can be this kind of empowerment and democracy.’
    • ‘‘He is excited and energised by the prospect and believes it has much to offer the people of the town,’ says the report.’
    • ‘I was tired and worn out, having been teaching all day, but left her, energised and full of enthusiasm.’
    • ‘If there's a good fit right away, then they experience a sense of recognition and are energized to move on.’
    • ‘It is this motivation that energizes him to do his very best to make sure the students receive the best possible training.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘I'm excited and energised by being part of Walter Smith's revolution.’
    • ‘Don't miss your chance to be inspired and energized by what Tom has to say about the future for business.’
    • ‘It is at this place that we are energized to be more creative.’
    • ‘She began investing everything in her music which stimulated and energized her.’
    • ‘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.’
    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. 1.1 Supply 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’
      • ‘Electro-magnetism is the force which lights up our cities and energizes our household appliances.’
      • ‘90% of standby power is wasted energy, consumed by unnecessarily energised components and inefficient power supply designs.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘There should be a visible light and audible warning when the treatment electrode is energized.’
      • ‘He turned when he heard the sound of electricity energizing the room.’
      • ‘It is mostly the latent heat from condensation of the water vapor that energizes the storm.’
      • ‘In a large galaxy, the black hole can reach a greater size before its surrounding gas is energized enough to stop falling in.’
      • ‘The clasp makes contact with the other terminal of battery to energize the light source.’
      • ‘It's still energized by the solar panels.’
      • ‘The circuit is energised by 6V DC power supply and provided with a backup unit for uninterrupted power supply.’
      • ‘They take about three to five minutes to come to full brightness after they are energized.’
      • ‘The change in current is detected and the sensor's output is energized.’
      • ‘It corresponds directly to the contact pattern energizing the radiation.’
      • ‘Intense heat from gunpowder's pyrotechnic flame energizes electrons in the metal atoms and metal-containing molecules.’
      activate, trigger, trigger off, trip, operate, actuate, switch on, turn on, start, start up, get going, set going
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Pronunciation

energize

/ˈɛnədʒʌɪz/