Definition of energize in US English:

energize

verb

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

    ‘people were energized by his ideas’
    • ‘This empowers and energizes you to move forward in life.’
    • ‘‘He is excited and energised by the prospect and believes it has much to offer the people of the town,’ says the report.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If there's a good fit right away, then they experience a sense of recognition and are energized to move on.’
    • ‘Now people are saying we're pumped, we're ready to vote tomorrow, we are really energized by this election.’
    • ‘She began investing everything in her music which stimulated and energized her.’
    • ‘I was tired and worn out, having been teaching all day, but left her, energised and full of enthusiasm.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Yes, they must excite, energise and enthuse competent individuals.’
    • ‘The deeper appreciation will motivate and energize you.’
    • ‘It is at this place that we are energized to be more creative.’
    • ‘On his visits there, he felt energised, enthused and full of hope.’
    • ‘It is this motivation that energizes him to do his very best to make sure the students receive the best possible training.’
    • ‘And people are excited and energised and inspired because they realise that there can be this kind of empowerment and democracy.’
    • ‘If my enthusiasm for one activity drops off I can move to another that will energise me again.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Everyone felt connected, energized, and enthused; the team was ready to move forward.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    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).
      • ‘90% of standby power is wasted energy, consumed by unnecessarily energised components and inefficient power supply designs.’
      • ‘It is mostly the latent heat from condensation of the water vapor that energizes the storm.’
      • ‘Electro-magnetism is the force which lights up our cities and energizes our household appliances.’
      • ‘There should be a visible light and audible warning when the treatment electrode is energized.’
      • ‘The change in current is detected and the sensor's output is energized.’
      • ‘He turned when he heard the sound of electricity energizing the room.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Intense heat from gunpowder's pyrotechnic flame energizes electrons in the metal atoms and metal-containing molecules.’
      • ‘They take about three to five minutes to come to full brightness after they are energized.’
      • ‘The circuit is energised by 6V DC power supply and provided with a backup unit for uninterrupted power supply.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘It's still energized by the solar panels.’
      • ‘It corresponds directly to the contact pattern energizing the radiation.’
      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/