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Meaning of ENLIVEN

Pronunciation:  en'lIvun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit"
  2. [v]  heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination"

ENLIVEN is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: animate, animate, exalt, inspire, invigorate, invigorate, liven, liven up
 Antonyms: blunt, deaden
 See Also: arouse, brace, encourage, energise, energize, excite, ginger up, inspirit, jazz up, juice up, pep up, perk up, shake, shake up, spirit, spirit up, stimulate, stimulate, stir



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\En*liv"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enlivened}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Enlivening}.] [Pref. en- + liven.].
1. To give life, action, or motion to; to make vigorous or
   active; to excite; to quicken; as, fresh fuel enlivens a

         Lo! of themselves th' enlivened chessmen move.

2. To give spirit or vivacity to; to make sprightly, gay, or
   cheerful; to animate; as, mirth and good humor enliven a
   company; enlivening strains of music.

Syn: To animate; rouse; inspire; cheer; encourage; comfort;
     exhilarate; inspirit; invigorate.

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