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
Sorry, no etymologies found.
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.
The danger is not so much that Hillary would "energize" the Repubs, but rather that "Democratic" Hillary-haters would "sit this one out" or vote Republican.
Clearly, the notion that Hillary would "energize" the Republicans, even if true, is immaterial to whether or not she would win the election.
The only Repubs that a Hillary candidacy would "energize" in the GE are the 30% or so rabid wingnuts, who are still supporting Bush, and would never vote for her or, for that matter, for any other Dem.
Let's piss away the rest of the summer not knowing who our candidate is going to be, and come out of the convention deeply divided thanks to an all-out brawl that awards the nomination to the candidate with negatives over 50% who is known to "energize" the nutbag base of the Republican party, and flip a big goddamn bird to the Democratic Party's largest and most reliable voting bloc.
Is this supposed to "energize" his base, convert independents, or what?
The agreement between Hyundai and the North announces the resumption of the tourism projects - and an expansion to Mt. Paekdu - as well as a desire to "energize" the Kaesong industrial complex project.
It always seems that the politicians who "energize" the young voters seem to fall on their face in the end.