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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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