Definition of invigorate in US English:

invigorate

verb

[with object]
  • Give strength or energy to.

    ‘the shower had invigorated her’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘You leave feeling as if every part of your body has been pampered - you're invigorated from top to toe.’
    • ‘Just the thought of Williams returning to invigorate the offense is enough to get people talking.’
    • ‘Gels are commonplace from lime Jell-o to invigorating minty shower gels.’
    • ‘It is also a chance to start building a new generation of theatre-goers as well as invigorating the current one.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As the new congressional session gets into gear, a freshly invigorated gun control movement is preparing to act.’
    • ‘It's always very interesting to see how the ranch air invigorates people when they come down from Washington.’
    • ‘You forget how invigorating the natural environment is until you're right in the middle of it.’
    • ‘Now and then I would be crushed in her embrace, before being given one of the most invigorating massages of my life.’
    • ‘Great writing for the theatre, be it Shakespeare, Chekhov or Miller, fuels and invigorates the performer as it's being spoken.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A victorious Nato would ultimately emerge as a strengthened and invigorated alliance.’
    • ‘I think it will further strengthen and invigorate and refresh the Federal Ministry as we move through this year.’
    • ‘This time the wit of Bertman's concept invigorates the cast's delightful performances.’
    • ‘The walk invigorated her, readying her for the fight.’
    • ‘There is nothing like life-threatening riots to enliven a man and invigorate life.’
    • ‘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

/ɪnˈvɪɡəˌreɪt//inˈviɡəˌrāt/