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Definition of "energize" []

  • To give energy to; activate or invigorate: "His childhood—father in . . . prison, factory work as a boy—both haunted and energized him” ( Frank Conroy). (verb-transitive)
  • To supply with an electric current. (verb-transitive)
  • To release or put out energy. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "energize" in a sentence
  • "And McCain talking about re-energize is like the Bush's talking about the Duracell Bunny instead of counting the money their making on oil these days."
  • "Batteries May Reduce Fire Danger Huge laptop recalls energize development of safer batteries."
  • "Look for someone to "come out of left field" in an effort to "energize" the Republicans."