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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]: 
 
  Animating  \An"i*ma"ting\,  a. 
  Causing  animation;  life-giving;  inspiriting;  rousing. 
  ``Animating  cries.''  --Pope.  --  {An"i*ma`ting*ly},  adv 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  animating 
  adj  :  giving  spirit  and  vivacity  [syn:  {enlivening}] 




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