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animate

 
Adjective animate has 3 senses
  1. animate - belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings; "the word `dog' is animate"
    Antonym:
    inanimate
  2. animate - endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life; "we are animate beings"
    Antonyms:
    inanimate, nonliving, dead, nonconscious
  3. sentient, animate - endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness; "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence
Verb animate has 4 senses
  1. inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt - heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination"
    --1 is one way to stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. animize, animise, animate - give life-like qualities to; "animated cartoons"
    --2 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Derived form: noun animator2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  3. enliven, liven, liven up, invigorate, animate - make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit"
    --3 is one way to stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up
    Derived form: noun animator1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  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"
    --4 is one way to stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
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