from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb mostly British Same as energize.

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  • verb To invigorate, to make energetic.
  • verb To supply with energy, especially electricity. To turn on power to something.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb cause to be alert and energetic
  • verb raise to a higher energy level


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  • Because Islam, in particular Sunni Islam is a counter to Russia and China (and they hope Iran) ... both countries have large and growing Muslim populations, Saudi arabia pumped in massive funds to the former Soviet Republics to reinstate Islam, with Mosques in every village and radical preachers sent out to 'energise' the populations.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • South African membership of the Lome Convention would "energise" the ACP group.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • As part of efforts to "energise" Sage, Mr Berruyer has reshuffled his management, giving two / Technology - Sage unveils top-level reshuffle

  • (BRUSSELS) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed Friday to "energise" ties between the United States and Europe, turning a page on past tensions fuelled by Washington's war on Iraq.


  • North Korea also said it agreed to ease restriction on border traffic and "energise" the operation of a joint factory park in Kaesong, the last remaining joint project between the Koreas.


  • She does 'energise' the base which is important in 'getting out the conservative vote' like Bush did in 2000 and 2004.

    The Poll Bludger

  • Belgrade inspired my novel, but it is inspirational in a more general sense: it is filled with kind and witty people, wise beyond their years, who always impress and energise.

    Where I find inspiration …

  • I can't think of a better way to energise all the things we're doing out there through any number of agencies, all the things that government and all our agencies out there selling the country at a particularly difficult time are trying to do.

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  • That looked like becoming more of a problem for the home side when Newcastle went into the lead midway through the first half, though it served to energise Liverpool and parity was restored four minutes later.

    Liverpool 3-1 Newcastle United | Premier League match report

  • The aim was to energise the galleries and, it was hoped, intimidate the American players and it appeared to work.

    Ryder Cup 2010: Colin Montgomerie feels the force is with Europe


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