1. [ verb ] heighten or intensify
Synonyms: inspire enliven exalt invigorate

"These paintings exalt the imagination"

Related terms: stimulate encourage ecstasy
2. [ adjective ] (linguistics) belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings

"the word `dog' is animate"

Related terms: inanimate linguistics
3. [ verb ] give life-like qualities to
Synonyms: animize animise

"animated cartoons"

Related terms: change animator
4. [ verb ] give new life or energy to
Synonyms: revive recreate vivify revivify renovate quicken repair reanimate enliven

"A hot soup will revive me" "This will renovate my spirits" "This treatment repaired my health"

Related terms: stimulate come_to revival refreshment
5. [ adjective ] endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness
Synonyms: sentient

"the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence

Related terms: insentient sensate sentience
6. [ adjective ] endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life

"we are animate beings"

Related terms: inanimate vital animateness
7. [ verb ] make lively
Synonyms: enliven invigorate liven_up liven

"let's liven up this room a bit"

Related terms: deaden stimulate jazz_up spirit animator enlivener
8. [ adjective ] relating to animal life as distinct from plant life

"animate life"

Related terms: animal
9. [ verb ] give new life or energy to
Synonyms: revive recreate vivify quicken revivify reanimate

"A hot soup will revive me"

Related terms: stimulate
Similar spelling:   animated