galvanize - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈɡælvənaɪz/
present tense
I/you/we/theygalvanize
he/she/itgalvanizes
present participlegalvanizing
past tensegalvanized
past participlegalvanized
  1. to shock or affect someone enough to produce a strong and immediate reaction
    galvanize someone into (doing) something:

    The results of the study galvanized residents into action.