British variant of energize

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  • energise — v. i. & t. Same as {energize}. [mostly British] Syn: stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, perk up. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • energise — (Brit.) v. invigorate, stimulate, enliven; supply with electrical power (also energize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • energise — verb a) To invigorate, to make energetic. Whenever we energise that circuit we blow a fuse. b) To supply with energy, especially electricity. To turn on power to something …   Wiktionary

  • energise — energy ► NOUN (pl. energies) 1) the strength and vitality required for sustained activity. 2) (energies) a person s physical and mental powers as applied to a particular activity. 3) power derived from physical or chemical resources to provide… …   English terms dictionary

  • energise — verb 1. raise to a higher energy level excite the atoms • Syn: ↑excite, ↑energize • Derivationally related forms: ↑energiser, ↑energizer (for: ↑energize), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • energise — en·er·gise …   English syllables

  • energise — UK [ˈenə(r)ˌdʒaɪz] / US [ˈenərˌdʒaɪz] energize …   English dictionary

  • energise — [c]/ˈɛnədʒaɪz/ (say enuhjuyz) verb (energised, energising) –verb (t) 1. to give energy to; rouse into activity: *Knapp had energised his self respect. –arthur upfield, 1950. –verb (i) 2. to be in operation; put forth energy. Also, energize.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • re-energise — [c]/ri ˈɛnədʒaɪz/ (say ree enuhjuyz) verb (re energised, re energising) –verb (t) 1. to revitalise or reinvigorate; restore to an active state. –verb (i) 2. to revitalise or reinvigorate oneself: let s rest a while to re energise. Also, re… …   Australian English dictionary

  • de-energise — verb deprive of energy • Syn: ↑de energize • Ant: ↑energise, ↑energize (for: ↑de energize) • Hypernyms: ↑weaken …   Useful english dictionary

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