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Definition of 'animate'

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  1. heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination"
       Synonyms: inspire invigorate enliven exalt
  2. give lifelike qualities to; "animated cartoons"
       Synonyms: animize animise
  3. make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit"
       Synonyms: enliven liven liven up invigorate
       Antonyms: deaden blunt
  4. give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"
       Synonyms: recreate reanimate revive renovate repair quicken vivify revivify


  1. belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings; "the word `dog' is animate"
       Antonyms: inanimate
  2. endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life; "we are animate beings"
       Antonyms: inanimate nonliving non-living dead
  3. endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness; "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence
       Synonyms: sentient
       Antonyms: insentient insensate

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