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Daemon
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galvanize

(verb) To stimulate to action.

Synonyms: startle

Usage: The appeal has galvanized them into taking positive action.
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galvanize
Definition: (verb) To stimulate to action.
Synonyms: startle
Usage: The appeal has galvanized them into taking positive action.
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Boo hoo!
Usage: I galvanized my followers into working more hours...
Emel Rapchan
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galvanize
- startle, to put someone or something into action
- stimulate, encourage, inspire, prompt, provoke, arouse, awaken, impel
- egg on, excite, foment, spur, stimulate
Joel Souza
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galvanize
Definition: (verb) To stimulate to action.
Synonyms: startle
Usage: The appeal has galvanized them into taking positive action.
Irma Crespo
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galvanize

Definition: (verb) To stimulate to action.
Synonyms: startle
thar
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From Luigi Galvani, twitcher of frog's legs!



Although galvanised iron is not exactly startled!
DavidFJames
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As noted by Thar's reply, the word galvanize comes from the Italian physicist Luigi Galvani. While cutting a frog’s leg, Galvani noticed the leg twitched. He found it was because his steel scalpel had touched a brass hook holding the frog’s leg. So the word ‘galvanize’ is taken from Galvani’s name and it is associated with his discovery of voltaic electricity while cutting frogs’ legs!

There are 2 common meanings of GALVANIZE:

1. to coat metal, especially iron or steel, with zinc
2. to create awareness, to move to action, to stimulate or shock as if by an electric current
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