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The three-month stretch between the symbolic kickoff and close of America’s summer has both galvanized broad public support for the racial justice movement and exposed the obstacles to turning that support into concrete political and policy changes.

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Amazon had just acquired Whole Foods a few months earlier in 2017, galvanizing grocery chains to take a harder look at their digital capabilities.

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I think they’re saying that until you acknowledge that there’s a problem that something’s important, few of us really galvanize around a solution.

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Music and culture are inextricably tied to concrete historical and technological developments that galvanize America.

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I think people felt that his presidency was too bureaucratic or too technocratic so that he wasn’t really taking advantage of the possibility of galvanizing a public.

The book is a manifesto—a single-handed attempt to galvanize the world to take to the streets.

Do you think the film will galvanize enough interest to re-open the search for Yaser?

It would galvanize a part of the left, and then the question becomes, how do you keep them motivated for a general election?

The current firestorm should galvanize critics of education reform, but not in the way they think.

But in this bitter race, the saga surely helped Schweikert galvanize his base, which will be critical to winning the primary.

The student is skillfully insulated from any mental shock that might galvanize him into original intellectual life.

Of what use then, to try to galvanize the dead past into the semblance of vitality?

Not even a warm, brilliant sun can galvanize the corpse of the bare ungainly earth.

I do hope we can galvanize our friends in every State to concentrate all their money and forces upon South Dakota the coming year.

It does not express common, strong ideas, which easily galvanize popular attention dulled by toil.


On this page you'll find 81 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to galvanize, such as: arouse, astonish, energize, excite, frighten, and invigorate.

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