from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To give energy to; activate or invigorate: "His childhood—father in . . . prison, factory work as a boy—both haunted and energized him” ( Frank Conroy).
- transitive v. To supply with an electric current.
- intransitive v. To release or put out energy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To invigorate, to make energetic.
- v. To supply with energy, especially electricity. To turn on power to something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To use strength in action; to act or operate with force or vigor; to act in producing an effect.
- transitive v. To give strength or force to; to make active; to alacrify.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To endow with energy; impart active force or strength to; make vigorous.
- To act with energy or force; operate with vigor; act in producing an effect.
- Also spelled energise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. raise to a higher energy level
- v. cause to be alert and energetic
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