Definitions for: Animate

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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;

An"i*mate, a. [L. animatus, p. p.]
Endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively.

The admirable structure of animate bodies. --Bentley.

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

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