The definition of galvanize is to inspire or stimulate someone to act, or to apply an electric current.(verb)
When you propose a change to a neighborhood's bylaws that really angers someone and he begins to protest as a result, this is an example of a situation where you galvanize someone to act.
See galvanize in Webster's New World College Dictionary
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transitive verb gal·va·nized, gal·va·niz·ing, gal·va·niz·es
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