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animate

verb

1 animate

Heighten or intensify.

synonyms: enliven, exalt, inspire, invigorate.

Roget 615: induce, move; draw, draw on; bring in its train, give an impulse etc. n.; to; inspire; put up to, prompt, call up; attract, ... show more

Roget 836: be cheerful etc. adj.; have the mind at ease, smile, put a good face upon, keep up one's spirits; view the bright side of the picture, view things en couleur de rose [Fr.]; ridentem dicere virum [Lat.], cheer up, brighten up, light up, bear up; ... show more

Dutch: aanmoedigen, animeren



2 animate

Give lifelike qualities to:
— Animated cartoons.

synonyms: animise, animize.

3 animate

Make lively.

synonyms: enliven, invigorate, liven, liven up.

4 animate

Give new life or energy to.

synonyms: quicken, reanimate, recreate, renovate, repair, revive, revivify, vivify.

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more

Dutch: doen herleven, herleven, herrijzen, opbloeien, opleven, reanimeren, recreëren

adjective

1 animate

Belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings.

Polish: żywotny

2 animate

Endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life.

Polish: ożywiony

3 animate

Endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness.

synonym: sentient.


Moby thesaurus: aboveground, activate, activated, active, actuate, alert, alive, alive and kicking, among the living, animated, arouse, biological, biotic, boost, brace, brace up, breathe life into, breathing, brighten, bring into being ... show more.

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