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Another word for animate

a-z
Verb
  1. To make alive

    See also:

    live

  2. To make lively or animated

      1. Electromagnetic radiation that is visible, perceivable by the normal human eye as colors between red and violet, having frequencies between 400 terahertz and 790 terahertz and wavelengths between 750 nanometers and 380 nanometers.
      2. Electromagnetic radiation of any frequency or wavelength.
      3. The sensation of perceiving light; brightness:
      1. To make lively or spirited; animate.
      1. To make or become bright or brighter.
    See also:

    happy

  3. To raise the spirits of

    See also:

    happy

  4. To impart courage, inspiration, and resolution to

    See also:

    help

  5. To arouse the emotions of; make ardent

      1. To pass an implement through (a liquid, for example), usually in circular motions, so as to mix or cool the contents:
      2. To use an implement to move or rearrange the fuel in (a fire) to increase light or heat.
      3. To add or mix in (an ingredient, for example) into a liquid or mixture by moving an implement:
      1. To build or fuel (a fire).
      2. To set fire to; ignite.
      3. To cause to glow; light up:
      1. To affect, guide, or arouse by divine influence.
      2. To fill with enlivening or exalting emotion:
      3. To stimulate to action; motivate:
      1. To arouse the passions of.
      1. A rapid, persistent chemical change that releases heat and light and is accompanied by flame, especially the exothermic oxidation of a combustible substance:
      2. A specific instance of this change that destroys something:
      3. A burning fuel:
      1. To set afire; light.
      2. To incite; arouse.
      3. To make luminous and glowing.
    See also:

    excite

  6. To arouse to action or put in motion

    See also:

    action

Adjective
  1. Marked by or exhibiting life

    See also:

    live

Another word for animate

Modifier
Verb
  1. To give life or spirit to

  2. To incite

Synonym Study

  • Vitalize implies the imparting of vigor or animation in a nonphysical sense to vitalize a dull story
  • Invigorate means to fill with vigor or energy in a physical sense an invigorating walk
  • Stimulate implies a rousing from inertia, inactivity, or lethargy, as if by goading
  • Exhilarate implies an enlivening or elevation of the spirits
  • To quicken is to rouse to action that which is lifeless or inert the rebuff quickened my resolution
  • Animate implies making alive or lively an animated conversation or the imparting of motion or activity an animated doll