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galvanize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgalvanizegal‧va‧nize (also galvanise British English) /ˈɡælvənaɪz/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 FORCE somebody TO DO somethingto shock or surprise someone so that they do something to solve a problem, improve a situation etcgalvanize somebody into (doing) something 🔊 The possibility of defeat finally galvanized us into action. 🔊 The report galvanized world opinion.→ See Verb table
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galvanizeHe galvanized his congregation, as admired for his campaigns to students or country towns as for his commemorative services.He wants the kid to help galvanize his right-wing religious movement.The girl's disappearance has galvanized residents to begin a neighborhood watch program.This gave the protest movements plenty of time to galvanize support.The news, naturally, galvanized them.galvanize somebody into (doing) somethingThe hoarse urgency of his voice galvanized them into action before their minds had taken in what was happening.But attempts to galvanize Chiang into action were largely futile.This poem refreshes perhaps because the element of hatred has galvanized the yo into action.Feminist criticisms have galvanized psychology into making more, and more positive, studies of female subjects.
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Verb table
galvanize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygalvanize
he, she, itgalvanizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygalvanized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave galvanized
he, she, ithas galvanized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad galvanized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill galvanize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have galvanized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam galvanizing
he, she, itis galvanizing
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you, we, theyare galvanizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas galvanizing
you, we, theywere galvanizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been galvanizing
he, she, ithas been galvanizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been galvanizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be galvanizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been galvanizing
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