galvanize Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"galvanize" in British English

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galvanizeverb [T]

(UK usually galvanise) uk   us   /ˈɡæl.və.naɪz/
to ​cause someone to ​suddenly take ​action, ​especially by ​shocking or ​exciting them in some way: Westerncharities were galvanized by TV ​pictures of ​starvingpeople. The ​prospect of his ​mother coming to ​stay galvanized him into ​action and he ​startedcleaning the ​house.
(Definition of galvanize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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galvanizeverb [T]

 us   /ˈɡæl·vəˌnɑɪz/
to ​cause a ​person or ​group to ​suddenly take ​action, esp. by ​shocking or ​exciting them in some way: Why not use the ​media to galvanize the ​community into ​action?
(Definition of galvanize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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