invigorate

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Invigorate \In*vig"or*ate\ ([i^]n*v[i^]g"[~e]r*[=a]t), verb (used with an object) [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.

Christian graces and virtues they can not be, unless fed, invigorated, and animated by universal charity. --Atterbury.

Syn: To refresh; animate; exhilarate; stimulate.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

invigorate

verb

1: heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination" [syn: {inspire}, {animate}, {invigorate}, {enliven}, {exalt}]

2: give life or energy to; "The cold water invigorated him" [syn: {quicken}, {invigorate}]

3: make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit" [syn: {enliven}, {liven}, {liven up}, {invigorate}, {animate}] [ant: {blunt}, {deaden}]

4: impart vigor, strength, or vitality to; "Exercise is invigorating" [syn: {invigorate}, {reinvigorate}]


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