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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Animate  \An"i*mate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Animated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Animating}.]  [L.  animatus  p.  p.  of  animare  fr 
  anima  breath,  soul;  akin  to  animus  soul,  mind,  Gr  ?  wind, 
  Skr.  an  to  breathe,  live,  Goth.  us-anan  to  expire  (us-  out), 
  Icel.  ["o]nd  breath,  anda  to  breathe,  OHG.  ando  anger.  Cf 
  {Animal}.] 
  1.  To  give  natural  life  to  to  make  alive;  to  quicken;  as 
  the  soul  animates  the  body. 
 
  2.  To  give  powers  to  or  to  heighten  the  powers  or  effect  of 
  as  to  animate  a  lyre.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  give  spirit  or  vigor  to  to  stimulate  or  incite;  to 
  inspirit;  to  rouse;  to  enliven. 
 
  The  more  to  animate  the  people,  he  stood  on  high  .  . 
  .  and  cried  unto  them  with  a  loud  voice.  --Knolles. 
 
  Syn:  To  enliven;  inspirit;  stimulate;  exhilarate;  inspire; 
  instigate;  rouse;  urge;  cheer;  prompt;  incite;  quicken; 
  gladden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Animate  \An"i*mate\,  a.  [L.  animatus  p.  p.] 
  Endowed  with  life;  alive;  living;  animated;  lively. 
 
  The  admirable  structure  of  animate  bodies.  --Bentley. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  animate 
  adj  1:  (linguistics)  belonging  to  the  class  of  nouns  that  denote 
  living  beings;  "the  word  `dog'  is  animate"  [ant:  {inanimate}] 
  2:  relating  to  animal  life  as  distinct  from  plant  life; 
  "animate  life" 
  3:  endowed  with  animal  life  as  distinguished  from  plant  life; 
  "we  are  animate  beings";  "living  creatures"  [ant:  {inanimate}] 
  4:  endowed  with  feeling  and  unstructured  consciousness;  "the 
  living  knew  themselves  just  sentient  puppets  on  God's 
  stage"-  T.E.Lawrence  [syn:  {sentient}]  [ant:  {insentient}] 
  v  1:  heighten  or  intensify;  "These  paintings  exalt  the 
  imagination"  [syn:  {inspire},  {invigorate},  {enliven},  {exalt}] 
  2:  give  life-like  qualities  to  "animated  cartoons"  [syn:  {animize}] 
  3:  make  lively;  "let's  liven  up  this  room  a  bit"  [syn:  {enliven}, 
  {liven},  {liven  up},  {invigorate}]  [ant:  {deaden}] 
  4:  make  lively  or  spirited  [syn:  {enliven}] 
  5:  give  new  life  or  energy  to  "A  hot  soup  will  revive  me" 
  [syn:  {recreate},  {reanimate},  {revive},  {quicken},  {vivify}, 
  {revivify}] 




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