Definition of invigorate in US English:

invigorate

verb

[with object]
  • Give strength or energy to.

    ‘the shower had invigorated her’
    • ‘Splash it generously all over your body to remove that hot, sticky feeling, and cool you down, and refresh and invigorate the skin.’
    • ‘I was thinking that perhaps this might be a picturesque quality: a rupture of the composure of the song that enriches and invigorates the pop formula used to create it.’
    • ‘This time the wit of Bertman's concept invigorates the cast's delightful performances.’
    • ‘Now and then I would be crushed in her embrace, before being given one of the most invigorating massages of my life.’
    • ‘But it's really invigorating thing to do and there are lots of positive repercussions.’
    • ‘It strengthens the lungs to resist the effects of sudden changes in the air, and it healthfully braces and invigorates the chest.’
    • ‘You leave feeling as if every part of your body has been pampered - you're invigorated from top to toe.’
    • ‘You forget how invigorating the natural environment is until you're right in the middle of it.’
    • ‘It is also a chance to start building a new generation of theatre-goers as well as invigorating the current one.’
    • ‘There is nothing like life-threatening riots to enliven a man and invigorate life.’
    • ‘It's always very interesting to see how the ranch air invigorates people when they come down from Washington.’
    • ‘The walk invigorated her, readying her for the fight.’
    • ‘Just the thought of Williams returning to invigorate the offense is enough to get people talking.’
    • ‘As the new congressional session gets into gear, a freshly invigorated gun control movement is preparing to act.’
    • ‘Then a warm bath or shower can be taken which should always be followed by a cool rinse at the end to invigorate blood circulation and stimulate surface warmth.’
    • ‘A victorious Nato would ultimately emerge as a strengthened and invigorated alliance.’
    • ‘Gels are commonplace from lime Jell-o to invigorating minty shower gels.’
    • ‘I think it will further strengthen and invigorate and refresh the Federal Ministry as we move through this year.’
    • ‘Great writing for the theatre, be it Shakespeare, Chekhov or Miller, fuels and invigorates the performer as it's being spoken.’
    • ‘Praising Jansenism or the products of its teaching remained an allusive way to proclaim the need for an animating conviction to invigorate liberal principles.’
    revitalize, energize, refresh, revive, vivify, brace, rejuvenate, enliven, liven up, perk up, wake up, animate, galvanize, electrify, stimulate, motivate, rouse, exhilarate, excite
    revitalizing, energizing, refreshing, reviving, vivifying, bracing, rejuvenating, enlivening, restorative
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Origin

Mid 17th century: from medieval Latin invigorat- ‘made strong’, from the verb invigorare, from in- ‘towards’ + Latin vigorare ‘make strong’ (from vigor ‘vigor’).

Pronunciation

invigorate

/inˈviɡəˌrāt//ɪnˈvɪɡəˌreɪt/