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English verb: enliven

1. enliven (emotion) heighten or intensify

SamplesThese paintings exalt the imagination.

Synonymsanimate, exalt, inspire, invigorate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)excite, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir

Narrower (hyponym)encourage

2. enliven (change) make lively

SamplesLet's liven up this room a bit.

Synonymsanimate, invigorate, liven, liven up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)arouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up, stimulate

Narrower (hyponym)ginger up, inspirit, jazz up, juice up, pep up, spirit, spirit up

Antonymsblunt, deaden

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