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English adjective: animate

1. animate belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings


SamplesThe word `dog' is animate.


Domain categorylinguistics


Antonymsinanimate

2. animate endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life


SamplesWe are animate beings.


Attributealiveness, animateness, liveness


Antonymsnon-living, nonliving, inanimate

3. animate endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness


SamplesThe living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage.


Synonymssentient


Similarsensate


Attributesentience


Antonymsinsensate, insentient


English verb: animate

1. animate (emotion) heighten or intensify


SamplesThese paintings exalt the imagination.


Synonymsenliven, exalt, inspire, invigorate


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


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


Narrower (hyponym)encourage

2. animate (change) give lifelike qualities to


SamplesAnimated cartoons.


Synonymsanimise, animize


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


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

3. animate (change) make lively


SamplesLet's liven up this room a bit.


Synonymsenliven, 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

4. animate (body) give new life or energy to


SamplesA hot soup will revive me.
This will renovate my spirits.
This treatment repaired my health.


Synonymsquicken, reanimate, recreate, renovate, repair, revive, revivify, vivify


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


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


Verb groupcome to, resuscitate, revive









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