invigorate
transitive verb (-rated; -rating) Etymology: probably from in- + vigor Date: 1646 to give life and energy to ; animate; also stimulate 1 • invigoratingly adverbinvigoration nouninvigorator noun

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  • Invigorate — In*vig or*ate ([i^]n*v[i^]g [ e]r*[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Invigorated} ([i^]n*v[i^]g [ e]r*[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Invigorating}.] [Pref. in in + vigor.] To give vigor to; to strengthen; to animate; to give life and energy to. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • invigorate — index develop, endue, fix (repair), meliorate, nurture, recreate, renew (refurbish) …   Law dictionary

  • invigorate — (v.) 1640s, from IN (Cf. in ) (2) + VIGOR (Cf. vigor) + ATE (Cf. ate) (2). Earlier verb was envigor (1610s). Related: Invigorated; INVIGORATING (Cf. invigorating) …   Etymology dictionary

  • invigorate — *strengthen, fortify, energize, reinforce Analogous words: *renew, restore, refresh, rejuvenate: *stir, rally, rouse: *vitalize, activate Antonyms: debilitate Contrasted words: *weaken, enfeeble, disa …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • invigorate — [v] stimulate activate, animate, brace, buck up, energize, enliven, excite, exhilarate, fortify, freshen, galvanize, harden, inspirit, liven up, nerve, pep up, perk up, pick up, quicken, rally, refresh, reinforce, rejuvenate, renew, restore,… …   New thesaurus

  • invigorate — ► VERB ▪ give strength or energy to. DERIVATIVES invigorating adjective invigoration noun. ORIGIN Latin invigorare make strong …   English terms dictionary

  • invigorate — [in vig′ər āt΄] vt. invigorated, invigorating [ IN 1 + VIGOR + ATE1] to give vigor to; fill with energy; enliven SYN. ANIMATE invigoration n. invigorative adj. invigorator n …   English World dictionary

  • invigorate — [[t]ɪnvɪ̱gəreɪt[/t]] invigorates, invigorating, invigorated 1) VERB If something invigorates you, it makes you feel more energetic. [V n] Take a deep breath in to invigorate you. Derived words: invigorated ADJ GRADED usu v link ADJ She seemed… …   English dictionary

  • invigorate — UK [ɪnˈvɪɡəreɪt] / US [ɪnˈvɪɡəˌreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms invigorate : present tense I/you/we/they invigorate he/she/it invigorates present participle invigorating past tense invigorated past participle invigorated 1) to give someone more …   English dictionary

  • invigorate — in|vig|or|ate [ ın vıgə,reıt ] verb transitive 1. ) to give someone more energy: REFRESH: A strong cup of coffee might help invigorate you. 2. ) to make something stronger and more effective: new efforts to invigorate their flagging economy …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • invigorate — in|vig|o|rate [ınˈvıgəreıt] v [T ] 1.) if something invigorates you, it makes you feel healthier, stronger and have more energy ▪ At my age, the walk into town is enough to invigorate me. ▪ He felt invigorated after a day in the country. 2.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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