- 1galvanize somebody (into something/into doing something) to make someone take action by shocking them or by making them excited The urgency of his voice galvanized them into action.
- 2galvanize something (technology) to cover metal with zinc in order to protect it from rust a galvanized bucket galvanized steel
NAmE//ˈɡælvəˌnaɪz//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they galvanize
he / she / it galvanizes
past simple galvanized
-ing form galvanizing