Galvanize meaning

gălvə-nīz
To arouse to awareness or action; spur.
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To stimulate or shock with an electric current.
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To coat (iron or steel) with rust-resistant zinc.
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To coat (iron or steel) with rust-resistant zinc.
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The definition of galvanize is to inspire or stimulate someone to act, or to apply an electric current.

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.

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To arouse to awareness or action; spur.
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To stimulate or shock with an electric current.
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To apply an electric current to.
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To stimulate as if by electric shock; rouse; stir; spur.
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To plate (metal) with zinc, originally by galvanic action.
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(chiefly North America, chemistry) To coat with a thin layer of metal by electrochemical means; to electroplate.
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(chiefly North America) To coat with rust-resistant zinc.
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(chiefly North America) To shock or stimulate into sudden activity.
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(archaic) To electrify.
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Origin of galvanize