"animates" 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"
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