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  • n. One who, or that which, galvanizes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, galvanize.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which galvanizes. Also spelled galvaniser.

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

  • n. a skilled worker who coats iron or steel with zinc
  • n. a leader who stimulates and excites people to action


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  • Even worse, Gladwell ignores perhaps the most important catalyst or galvanizer for the uprising -- the shooting death of a young Iranian woman named "Neda" Neda Agha Soltan that was captured on video and shared around the world on YouTube to millions of viewers.

    Edward Lee: Why Malcolm Gladwell Should Apologize to Social Media

  • Ms. Neigert, a galvanizer of pro-Mall opinion, soon marshaled a list of additional advocates with a potent advocacy.

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  • Brazil's new President Dilma Rousseff, declared in 2009, rather breathtakingly, that "Brazil is no longer part of the climate change problem and has assumed a respected position as the galvanizer of negotiated solutions."

    Nikolas Kozloff: Cancun Climate Summit: Will Brazil Step Up to the Plate?

  • Since its deployment last winter, the number 350 has begun to circle the globe (the 350 Postcard Project, 350 Craft Challenge), proving to be an effective galvanizer since it is accessible to all spanning differences in language and culture.

    George Spyros: Regrets Only: 350 Campaign Invites Next POTUS-elect to United Nations Climate Talks

  • First, as our understanding of bin Laden evolved in the mid - 1990s, from one of many financiers of terrorist groups to a galvanizer of anti-American hatred, our focus on him and his network increased.

    CNN Transcript Mar 24, 2004

  • Despite the radiation and consequent potential as a galvanizer of cancer, tritium was still the material of choice for illuminated guides and dial faces, for gun sights for nighttime marksmanship, for icons like swastikas, crosses, Stars of David, and halos that glowed in the dark, and for the stupendous enhancement in the explosive yield of nuclear weapons.

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  • Possibly, considering the sentiment is a common enough galvanizer among the tea party crowd and those who would like to see a permanent fence go up on the border.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Sure, football is a wonderful game, a great galvanizer of community and provincial passion and pride, but as much fun as it is to win championships, winning in life is what matters most. Top Stories


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