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    animate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word animate

    Definition
    (verb) heighten or intensify
    Synonyms : enliven , exalt , inspire , invigorate
    Example Sentence
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
    Definition
    (verb) give lifelike qualities to
    Synonyms : animise , animize
    Example Sentence
    • animated cartoons
    Definition
    (verb) make lively
    Synonyms : enliven , invigorate , liven , liven up
    Example Sentence
    • let's liven up this room a bit
    Definition
    (verb) give new life or energy to
    Example Sentence
    • A hot soup will revive me
    • This will renovate my spirits
    • This treatment repaired my health
    Definition
    (adj) belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings
    Example Sentence
    • the word `dog' is animate
    Definition
    (adj) endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life
    Example Sentence
    • we are animate beings
    Definition
    (adj) endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness
    Synonyms : sentient
    Example Sentence
    • the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage
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