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Overview of verb animate

The verb animate has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt

(heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination")

2. animize, animise, animate

(give lifelike qualities to; "animated cartoons")

3. enliven, liven, liven up, invigorate, animate

(make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit")

4. animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify

(give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health")


Overview of adj animate

The adj animate has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) animate

(belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings; "the word `dog' is animate")

2. animate

(endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life; "we are animate beings")

3. sentient, animate

(endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness; "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence)

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