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invigorate

Invigorate means to give strength or energy to something or someone. If you're the new cheerleading coach, you can invigorate the team by bringing them your exciting new cheers, and the team’s growing popularity will invigorate them even more.

When you invigorate someone, you inspire, you breathe life into them. One of the best ways to invigorate another person is with your own enthusiasm — when you're animated and energetic, it seems to rub off on others. You might need to invigorate yourself when you first wake up in the morning, with a cup of coffee or a shower to get you going for the day. The word invigorate comes from the Latin in, "toward" and vigorare "make strong."

Definitions of invigorate
  1. verb
    give life or energy to
    “The cold water invigorated him”
    synonyms: quicken
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    type of:
    excite, stimulate
    act as a stimulant
  2. verb
    impart vigor, strength, or vitality to
    “Exercise is invigorating
    synonyms: reinvigorate
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    type of:
    arouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up, stimulate
    cause to be alert and energetic
  3. verb
    heighten or intensify
    synonyms: animate, enliven, exalt, inspire
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    encourage
    inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
    barrack, cheer, exhort, inspire, pep up, root on, urge, urge on
    spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts
    foster, nurture
    help develop, help grow
    hollo
    encourage somebody by crying hollo
    buoy, cheer, embolden, hearten, recreate
    give encouragement to
    draw out
    make more sociable
    bring out
    encourage to be less reserved
    goad, spur
    give heart or courage to
    type of:
    excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir
    stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
  4. verb
    make lively
    synonyms: animate, enliven, liven, liven up
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    Antonyms:
    blunt, deaden
    make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation
    types:
    ginger up, jazz up, juice up, pep up
    make more interesting or lively
    inspirit, spirit, spirit up
    infuse with spirit
    type of:
    arouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up, stimulate
    cause to be alert and energetic
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