For its part, Google used the decision to galvanize consumer support.
But in this bitter race, the saga surely helped Schweikert galvanize his base, which will be critical to winning the primary.
Do you think the film will galvanize enough interest to re-open the search for Yaser?
1802, from French galvaniser, from galvanisme (see galvanism). Figurative sense of "excite, stimulate (as if by electricity)" first recorded 1853. Meaning "to coat with metal by means of galvanic electricity" (especially to plate iron with tin, but now typically to plate it with zinc) is from 1839.
He'll swear that in her dancing she cuts all others out,Related: Galvanized; galvanizing.
Though like a Gal that's galvanized, she throws her legs about.
[Thomas Hood, "Love has not Eyes," 1845]