Definition of energize in US English:

energize

(British energise)

verb

[with object]
  • 1Give vitality and enthusiasm to.

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

energize

/ˈɛnərˌdʒaɪz//ˈenərˌjīz/