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enliven


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enliven  \En*liv"en\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Enlivened};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Enlivening}.]  [Pref.  en-  +  liven.]. 
  1.  To  give  life,  action  or  motion  to  to  make  vigorous  or 
  active;  to  excite;  to  quicken;  as  fresh  fuel  enlivens  a 
  fire. 
 
  Lo!  of  themselves  th'  enlivened  chessmen  move 
  --Cowley. 
 
  2.  To  give  spirit  or  vivacity  to  to  make  sprightly,  gay,  or 
  cheerful;  to  animate;  as  mirth  and  good  humor  enliven  a 
  company;  enlivening  strains  of  music. 
 
  Syn:  To  animate;  rouse;  inspire;  cheer;  encourage;  comfort; 
  exhilarate;  inspirit;  invigorate. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enliven 
  v  1:  heighten  or  intensify;  "These  paintings  exalt  the 
  imagination"  [syn:  {inspire},  {animate},  {invigorate},  {exalt}] 
  2:  make  lively;  "let's  liven  up  this  room  a  bit"  [syn:  {liven}, 
  {liven  up},  {invigorate},  {animate}]  [ant:  {deaden}] 
  3:  make  lively  or  spirited  [syn:  {animate}] 




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