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INVIGORATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does invigorate mean? 

INVIGORATE (verb)
  The verb INVIGORATE has 4 senses:

1. heighten or intensify
2. give life or energy to
3. make lively
4. impart vigor, strength, or vitality to

  Familiarity information: INVIGORATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INVIGORATE (verb)


Sense 1invigorate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Heighten or intensify

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

animate; enliven; inspire; invigorate; exalt

Context example:

These paintings exalt the imagination

Hypernyms (to "invigorate" is one way to...):

excite; shake; shake up; stimulate; stir (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "invigorate"):

encourage (inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 2invigorate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give life or energy to

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

invigorate; quicken

Context example:

The cold water invigorated him

Hypernyms (to "invigorate" is one way to...):

excite; stimulate (act as a stimulant)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 3invigorate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make lively

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

liven; liven up; enliven; animate; invigorate

Context example:

let's liven up this room a bit

Hypernyms (to "invigorate" is one way to...):

arouse; brace; energise; energize; perk up; stimulate (cause to be alert and energetic)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "invigorate"):

ginger up; jazz up; juice up; pep up (make more interesting or lively)

inspirit; spirit; spirit up (infuse with spirit)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to invigorate Sue


Sense 4invigorate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Impart vigor, strength, or vitality to

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

reinvigorate; invigorate

Context example:

Exercise is invigorating

Hypernyms (to "invigorate" is one way to...):

arouse; brace; energise; energize; perk up; stimulate (cause to be alert and energetic)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s somebody


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