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Electrify   /ɪlˈɛktrəfˌaɪ/   Listen

(past & past part. electrified; pres. part. electrifying)
Excite suddenly and intensely.
Charge (a conductor) with electricity.
Equip for use with electricity.  Synonym: wire.

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"Electrify" Quotes from Famous Books

... carrying the idea a little further, if, instead of an assembly or an audience, we should oxygenize towns, cities, a whole country—what activity would be infused into the whole people! What new life would electrify a stagnant community! Out of an old used-up nation we could perhaps make a bran-new one, and, for my part, I know more than one state in old Europe where this oxygen experiment might be attended with a decided advantage, or where, ...
— All Around the Moon • Jules Verne

... soon re-enforced, and now had between five and six thousand troops. He determined to strike a bold blow that would electrify the drooping spirits of the army and the country. At Trenton lay a body of 1,200 Hessians. Christmas night Washington crossed the Delaware with 2,400 picked men. The current was swift, and the river full of floating ice; but the boats were handled by ...
— History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6) • E. Benjamin Andrews

... by immutable customs, has its eyes everywhere, executes, without judging it, a WILL,—for the oldest Companion still belongs to an era when men had faith. Moreover, the whole body professes doctrines that are sufficiently true and sufficiently mysterious to electrify into a sort of tribal loyalty all adepts whenever they obtain even a slight development. The attachment of the Companions to their laws is so passionate that the diverse tribes will fight sanguinary battles with each other in defence of ...
— Ferragus • Honore de Balzac

... hand, the general should do every thing to electrify his own soldiers, and to impart to them the same enthusiasm which he endeavors to repress in his adversaries. All armies are alike susceptible of this spirit: the springs of action and means, only, vary with the national character. Military eloquence is one means, ...
— The Art of War • Baron Henri de Jomini

... as if there would be little time left in which to entertain in return. In earlier days the girls had delighted to discuss gorgeous and bizarre ideas, smacking more of the Arabian Nights than of an English country house, by the execution of which they hoped to electrify the county and prove their own skill as hostesses; but of late these schemes had been unmentioned. Ruth was too much crushed by her disappointment to have spirit for frivolities, and the shadow of the universal depression at home, as well as at the Court, ...
— The Fortunes of the Farrells • Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey

... do to keep from flying to the slopes. But as every day now brought nearer the possibility of word from her father, she stayed at home. The next morning about nine o'clock, while she was at her father's desk, the telephone-bell rang. It did that many times every morning, but this ring seemed to electrify Lenore. ...
— The Desert of Wheat • Zane Grey

Words linked to "Electrify" :   natural philosophy, accommodate, rouse, charge up, adapt, fill, excite, electrification, wire, make full, commove, physics, electricity, fill up, charge, turn on, agitate

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