to act upon by catalysis.
On the band-wagon of growing criticism over Israeli policies, these groups use BDS to catalyze an anti-Israeli zeitgeist.
Partial B(DS)? Eran Shayshon July 17, 2012
They reward leaders who push the envelope, catalyze action, and get stuff done.
How Cities Are Fixing America Bruce Katz, Jennifer Bradley June 16, 2013
They can initiate ideas and catalyze a certain form, but the trick is not to begin, but to sustain.
Chang-rae Lee: How I Write Noah Charney January 21, 2014
Cam’s feverish brain had figured out a host of effects to catalyze the audience reaction.
Telempathy Vance Simonds
1890, back-formation from catalysis on model of analyze/analysis. Related: Catalyzed; catalyzing. Probably influenced by French catalyser (1842).
catalyze cat·a·lyze (kāt’l-īz’)
v. cat·a·lyzed, cat·a·lyz·ing, cat·a·lyz·es
To modify, especially to increase, the rate of a chemical reaction by catalysis.
To modify, especially to increase, the rate of a chemical reaction through the action of a catalyst.
a vessel, usually propelled by sail, formed of two hulls or floats held side by side by a frame above them. Compare trimaran. a float or sailing raft formed of a number of logs lashed together, used in certain parts of India, South America, etc. a quarrelsome person, especially a woman. Canadian Dialect. a wooden […]
a city in N Argentina. Historical Examples This people had lived from time immemorial in the valleys of Rioja and Catamarca, and had been under the suzerainty of the Incas. Argentina W. A. Hirst Catamarca is connected by railways with Rioja and Patquia and with Cordoba. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5 Various […]
menses. Historical Examples Three years ago, catamenia lasted only five days, but latterly it extended to seven. Every Man his own Doctor R. T. Claridge It is also called the catamenia or catamenia-flow (Greek, kata—by, men—a month). Woman William J. Robinson Menstruous is, ‘having the catamenia;'( 79 ) and this last word is wanting, a […]
a boy or youth who is in a sexual relationship with a man. Historical Examples catamite, mistakenly read as khz on f. 112b (Mmoires ii, 82). The Bbur-nma in English Babur, Emperor of Hindustan Then a catamite appeared, clad in a myrtle-colored frieze robe, and girded round with a belt. The Satyricon, Complete Petronius Arbiter […]