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1. animate

verb. ['ˈænəmət, ˈænəˌmeɪt'] heighten or intensify.

Synonyms

  • enliven
  • inspire
  • stimulate
  • stir
  • encourage
  • shake
  • shake up
  • invigorate
  • exalt

Antonyms

  • bore
  • curse
  • bless
  • anesthetize

Etymology

  • animatus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Animate

  • acclimate
  • amalgamate
  • approximate
  • automate
  • breakmate
  • checkmate
  • classmate
  • consummate
  • decimate
  • dichromate
  • dichromate
  • estimate
  • glucosamate
  • glutamate
  • inmate
  • intimate
  • multimate
  • overestimate
  • papermate
  • phonemate

Sentences with animate


1. Verb, base form
She needs you to animate it, making it flit and dance and jerk in a life-like way.

2. animate

verb. ['ˈænəmət, ˈænəˌmeɪt'] give lifelike qualities to.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • animise
  • modify
  • change

Antonyms

  • happiness
  • courage
  • cowardice
  • weaken

Etymology

  • animatus (Latin)

3. animate

verb. ['ˈænəmət, ˈænəˌmeɪt'] give new life or energy to.

Synonyms

  • energize
  • revive
  • perk up
  • stimulate
  • come to
  • resuscitate
  • recreate
  • energise
  • brace
  • repair
  • revivify
  • renovate
  • vivify
  • arouse
  • quicken

Antonyms

  • de-energise
  • de-energize
  • dissuade
  • stifle

Etymology

  • animatus (Latin)

4. animate

adjective. ['ˈænəmət, ˈænəˌmeɪt'] endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life.

Synonyms

  • aliveness
  • animateness

Antonyms

  • inanimate
  • desensitise
  • desensitize

Etymology

  • animatus (Latin)

5. animate

verb. ['ˈænəmət, ˈænəˌmeɪt'] make lively.

Synonyms

  • ginger up
  • enliven
  • perk up
  • stimulate
  • inspirit
  • spirit
  • jazz up
  • pep up
  • energise
  • spirit up
  • brace
  • invigorate
  • juice up
  • arouse
  • liven up
  • liven

Antonyms

  • sedate
  • de-energise
  • de-energize
  • dull

Etymology

  • animatus (Latin)

6. animate

adjective. ['ˈænəmət, ˈænəˌmeɪt'] endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness.

Synonyms

  • sentience
  • sensate

Antonyms

  • insentience
  • deteriorate
  • depress

Etymology

  • animatus (Latin)
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