Definition of vitalize in English:


(British vitalise)


[with object]
  • Give strength and energy to.

    ‘yoga calms and vitalizes body and mind’
    • ‘He then vitalizes this theory by describing the rise of the United States to world preeminence, employing a highly original structure and a set of sophisticated, internally consistent paradigms.’
    • ‘Hydropaths believed that the sick body's self-curative powers could be vitalized by copious amounts of water, taken internally and externally, a non-stimulating diet, sunlight, exercise, and relaxation.’
    • ‘Instead, by the end of the workday, they're already vitalized and eager to hit a hard evening workout.’
    • ‘Americanisms have vitalised the English language.’
    • ‘Fresh or dried dill weed and ground pepper vitalize a cucumber, onion, and vinegar combination.’
    • ‘‘Gambling is part of tourism and can vitalise it,’ Miller said.’
    • ‘Enjoy fresh, wholesome vegetarian foods that vitalize the body.’
    • ‘And it is precisely this intangible element - a sense of shared values and community - that is the legacy that seems to be the driving force sustaining and vitalizing this collection.’
    • ‘Plato has played a markedly vitalizing role in the history of European thought.’
    • ‘For three decades, tribal colleges and universities have been working to preserve and vitalize our cultures and traditions.’
    • ‘Will need not destroy; it can vitalize, it can lust for good.’
    • ‘There was a pull, a peaceful power, in that simple sound, and its strength bolstered and vitalized the vegetation perhaps even more than more ordinary methods of caretaking.’
    • ‘She felt a great hope swelling in her heart, vitalizing her entire being.’
    • ‘Tuna tartare, served in hollowed-out lemons, is vitalized with an unexpected foursome of currants, pine nuts, fava beans, and sun-dried tomatoes.’
    • ‘And it is this current state of affairs that allows and indeed vitalizes a penal code that calls for ever more executions to be carried out by the state in expiation of such defiling acts that pollute the sacred public domain.’
    • ‘Genuine art sensitizes, vitalizes, humanizes and always represents a danger to the existing state of things.’
    • ‘This would vitalise the tourist trade, forcing foreigners to come here to acquire the white gold, and would be a better long-term solution as opposed to exporting the raw ivory in bulk to China.’
    • ‘Music created by British Asians is vitalizing the club scene with its funky sounds and Indian dance and theater is enriching the arts.’
    • ‘There was a competitive edge, which vitalised the most mundane of conversations.’
    • ‘The goal is to conceptualize the two intellectual activities as synergistic with ideas emerging from one and vitalizing the other.’
    invigorate, strengthen, energize, enliven, liven up, animate, rejuvenate, restore, revive, refresh
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