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Synonyms of 'electrify'

(verb) 
Definition
to startle or excite intensely
The spectators were electrified by his courage.
Synonyms
thrill
The electric atmosphere both thrilled and terrified him.
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excite
I only take on work that excites me.
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amaze
He amazed us with his knowledge of local history.
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stir
I was intrigued by him, stirred by his intellect.
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stimulate
I was stimulated to examine my deepest thoughts.
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animate
There was little about the game to animate the crowd.
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rouse
He did more to rouse the crowd than anybody else.
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astound
He used to astound us with feats of physical endurance.
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fire
They were fired with an enthusiasm for public speaking.
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galvanize
The appeal has galvanized them into taking positive action.
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take your breath away
I heard this song on the radio and it just took my breath away.
Opposites
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be tedious
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send to sleep
(verb) 
Definition
to provide (an area) with electricity
The west-coast line was electrified as long ago as 1974.
Synonyms
wire up
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supply electricity to
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convert to electricity

Additional synonyms

in the sense of amaze
Definition
to fill with surprise
He amazed us with his knowledge of local history.
Synonyms
flabbergast,
bowl someone over (informal),
boggle someone's mind,
in the sense of animate
Definition
to make lively
There was little about the game to animate the crowd.
Synonyms
kick-start (informal),
breathe life into,
gee up,
vitalize,
vivify,
inspirit
in the sense of astound
Definition
to overwhelm with amazement
He used to astound us with feats of physical endurance.
Synonyms

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