Definitions for animate

Definitions for (verb) animate

Main entry: revive, revivify, recreate, renovate, repair, quicken, reanimate, vivify, animate

Definition: give new life or energy to

Usage: A hot soup will revive me; This will renovate my spirits; This treatment repaired my health

Main entry: liven, liven up, invigorate, animate, enliven

Definition: make lively

Usage: let's liven up this room a bit

Main entry: animate, animise, animize

Definition: give lifelike qualities to

Usage: animated cartoons

Main entry: exalt, enliven, inspire, animate, invigorate

Definition: heighten or intensify

Usage: These paintings exalt the imagination

Definitions for (adj) animate

Main entry: animate, sentient

Definition: endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness

Usage: the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage- T.E.Lawrence

Main entry: animate

Definition: endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life

Usage: we are animate beings

Main entry: animate

Definition: belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings

Usage: the word `dog' is animate

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