{ gal·​va·​nize }

  1. inspire or excite (someone) into taking action.
  2. coat (iron or steel) with a protective layer of zinc.

Examples of galvanize in a sentence:

  • Because the charity wants to galvanize the public in support of its cause, it’s holding an open house to share its achievements and goals.
  • By holding a rally, the politician hoped to galvanize young people to vote.