vitality, forcefulness, vivacity, liveliness, vigour, animation, spirit, force, dynamism, drive, verve, dash, élan, intensity, power, determination, puissance, strength, might, Colloq pep, vim and vigour, US stick-to-it-iveness, get-up-and-go, zip, zing:
At seventy, she just couldn't put as much energy into her performance as she once did.
1 ability to be active/work hard
boundless, indefatigable, inexhaustible, unflagging
I admire her boundless energy.
| surplus | nervous, restless | youthful | creative
There was a lack of creative energy in the British film industry.
You can judge how healthy you are by the amount of energy you have.
| great deal
Bringing up twins requires a great deal of energy.
With a sudden burst of energy, he ran to the top of the hill.
VERB + ENERGY
be bursting with, be full of, have
The children are always full of energy. I don't seem to have any energy these days.
He never seems to lack energy.
| expend, put
She put all her energies into her work.
| channel, devote, direct, turn
We're trying to deal with young offenders by channelling their energy into sport rather than crime.
| conserve, save | work off
The kids were running around crazily, working off their surplus energy.
We don't want to waste our energy trying to persuade people who are just not interested.
The hills sapped his energy and he got off his bike for frequent rests.
The volunteers' energy was dissipated by the enormous amounts of paperwork involved in the project.
ENERGY + VERB
It was late and my energy was beginning to flag.
an outlet for your energy
Football gives them an outlet for their energy.
| a waste of energy
It's a waste of energy cutting this grass?nobody's going to see it.
2 source of power
the change from fossil fuels to renewable energy
| atomic, nuclear, solar, wave, wind
The new power station produces vast amounts of energy.
VERB + ENERGY
generate, produce | harness
attempts to harness solar energy
| provide, supply | consume, use | store
No battery could store enough energy to turn over a car's engine.
| conserve, save | waste | need, require
ENERGY + NOUN
production | consumption, use | demand, needs, requirements
total energy requirements for the coming year
The nuclear plant provides a fifth of the nation's energy supplies.
| resources, sources | conservation, savings
equipment that offers long-term energy savings
| efficiency | bill, costs, prices | crisis, problem, shortage
The country could face an energy crisis if demand continues to rise.
| company, industry, sector
state control of the energy industries
The cost of solar power needs to fall before it makes an impact on the energy market.
| management, plan, policy, programme, project, strategy
a government-sponsored renewable energy project
a demand for energy
The demand for energy and fuel is expected to increase dramatically.
energy-saving features that can reduce energy bills by 50%
| a form of energy, a source of energy
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