- v. transitive, chiefly UK To shock or stimulate into sudden activity.
- v. transitive, chiefly UK To coat with rust-resistant zinc.
- v. transitive, chiefly UK, chemistry : To coat with a thin layer of metal by electrochemical means.
- v. to stimulate to action
- v. cover with zinc
- v. stimulate (muscles) by administering a shock
- From Galvani + -ise (Wiktionary)
“Government strongly supported Turkey's efforts to "galvanise" the country towards accession.”
“When I pick her up on the word, she says that it was Mandela's, not hers, although she accepts that it served to galvanise her.”
“It's a win win because Liverpool can't get any worse this season and this is the kind of appointment that will galvanise the supporters and to the end of the season lift the players.”
“Since then Kevin MacDonald, Gérard Houllier and, following the Frenchman's health scare last month, McAllister have all taken charge of the team but have failed to galvanise a group of players who began the campaign aiming for Europe but dropped to 14th place after this draw and remain a point short of guaranteeing their safety.”
“The election period is one in which they will both want to put less emphasis on where they agree and more weight on where they differ in order to galvanise their activists and in the pursuit of votes.”
“I don't think he could ever have expected he could galvanise so many, she said.”
“Currently almost one in five people in the UK – 9.2 million – do not have internet access, and Lane Fox is using the prospect of a digitised 2012 Olympics to try to galvanise as many people as possible to get online.”
“In order to galvanise tepid Democratic enthusiasm, the party has not been shy in levelling other accusations at Republican opponents.”
“What three things would you suggest need to happen to galvanise the public to take responsibility for the future of our planet?”
“The others had equal chance to galvanise support but failed to do so.”
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