v. stimulate by shock; stir up; stimulate to action
Perhaps SIV was waiting for some event or announcement to once again galvanize people into marching.
Sentence in Classic:
He seemed a galvanizing apparatus, too, charged with a grim mechanical substitute for the tender young imaginations that were to be stormed away.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
On this occasion a man of great research in natural philosophy was with us, and excited by this catastrophe, he entered on the explanation of a theory which he had formed on the subject of electricity and galvanism, which was at once new and astonishing to me.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
The old man sat up erect, pallid, and like a corpse which rises under the influence of a galvanic shock.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context