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invigorate

[in-vig-uh-reyt] /ɪnˈvɪg əˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), invigorated, invigorating.
1.
to give vigor to; fill with life and energy; energize.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; in-2 + obsolete vigorate invigorated; see vigor, -ate1
Related forms
invigoratingly, adverb
invigoration, noun
invigorative, adjective
invigoratively, adverb
invigorator, noun
reinvigorate, verb (used with object), reinvigorated, reinvigorating.
reinvigoration, noun
uninvigorated, adjective
uninvigorating, adjective
uninvigorative, adjective
uninvigoratively, adverb
Can be confused
energize, enervate, innervate, invigorate.
Synonyms
strengthen, vitalize. See animate.
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  • Proponents have argued that the wolf was a keystone species whose presence would reinvigorate the natural order.
  • The tightening of monetary policy and the development of the private sector had also begun to reinvigorate the economy.
  • The purpose was to check bureaucratic tendencies and reinvigorate the ideological commitment of the urban elite.
  • You've got to reinvigorate yourself, keeping your eye on broader audiences.
  • One is to reinvigorate the present system, which will require radical rather than incremental changes.
  • But careful management could nevertheless reinvigorate the transatlantic relationship.
  • Whether that could reinvigorate the weak ties in society along with the strong ties remains to be seen.
  • We need it to rejuvenate and reinvigorate for our next set of students.
  • It also aids in digestion and helps reinvigorate tired muscles.
  • The next step is to reinvigorate this aging series with some energetic new cast members.
British Dictionary definitions for reinvigorate

reinvigorate

/ˌriːɪnˈvɪɡəˌreɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to put vitality and vigour back into (someone or something)
Derived Forms
reinvigoration, noun

invigorate

/ɪnˈvɪɡəˌreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to give vitality and vigour to; animate; brace; refresh: to be invigorated by fresh air
Derived Forms
invigorating, adjective
invigoratingly, adverb
invigoration, noun
invigorative, adjective
invigoratively, adverb
invigorator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from in-² + Latin vigorvigour
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Word Origin and History for reinvigorate
v.

1650s, from re- + invigorate. Related: Reinvigorated; reinvigorating.

invigorate

v.

1640s, from in- (2) + vigor + -ate (2). Earlier verb was envigor (1610s). Related: Invigorated; invigorating.

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