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English verb: liven up

1. liven up (change) make lively

SamplesLet's liven up this room a bit.

ExamplesThe performance is likely to liven up Sue

Synonymsanimate, enliven, invigorate, liven

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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