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Meaning of ANIMATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]'anumit, [v]'anu`meyt, 'anumut

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness; "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence
  2. [adj]  endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life; "we are animate beings"
  3. [adj]  (linguistics) belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings; "the word `dog' is animate"
  4. [adj]  relating to animal life as distinct from plant life; "animate life"
  5. [v]  give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"
  6. [v]  make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit"
  7. [v]  give life-like qualities to; "animated cartoons"
  8. [v]  heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination"

ANIMATE is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: animise, animize, enliven, enliven, exalt, inspire, invigorate, invigorate, liven, liven up, quicken, reanimate, recreate, renovate, repair, revive, revivify, sensate, sentient, vivify
 Antonyms: blunt, dead, deaden, inanimate, insensate, insentient, nonliving
 See Also: alter, arouse, arouse, brace, brace, change, encourage, energise, energise, energize, energize, excite, ginger up, inspirit, jazz up, juice up, pep up, perk up, perk up, shake, shake up, spirit, spirit up, stimulate, stimulate, stimulate, stir



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \An"i*mate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Animated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Animating}.] [L. animatus, p. p. of animare, fr.
    anima breath, soul; akin to animus soul, mind, Gr. ? wind,
    Skr. an to breathe, live, Goth. us-anan to expire (us- out),
    Icel. ["o]nd breath, anda to breathe, OHG. ando anger. Cf.
    1. To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken; as,
       the soul animates the body.
    2. To give powers to, or to heighten the powers or effect of;
       as, to animate a lyre. --Dryden.
    3. To give spirit or vigor to; to stimulate or incite; to
       inspirit; to rouse; to enliven.
             The more to animate the people, he stood on high . .
             . and cried unto them with a loud voice. --Knolles.
    Syn: To enliven; inspirit; stimulate; exhilarate; inspire;
         instigate; rouse; urge; cheer; prompt; incite; quicken;
  2. \An"i*mate\, a. [L. animatus, p. p.]
    Endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively.
          The admirable structure of animate bodies. --Bentley.
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