from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To give nervous energy to; stimulate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To imbue with nervous energy; to give increased force or courage to.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To give nervous energy or power to; to give increased energy, force, or courage to; to invigorate; to stimulate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To give nerve to; invigorate; strengthen.


in- +‎ nerve (Wiktionary)


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  • (v.t): to imbue with nervous power or energy; to supply with increased energy, force or courage; invigorate; stimulate.

    December 30, 2008