"animate" in the verb sense
1. inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt
heighten or intensify
"These paintings exalt the imagination"
2. animize, animise, animate
give lifelike qualities to
3. enliven, liven, liven up, invigorate, animate
"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"
"animate" in the adjective sense
belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings
"the word `dog' is 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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