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animate

[ verb an-uh-meyt; adjective an-uh-mit ]
/ verb 藞忙n 蓹藢me瑟t; adjective 藞忙n 蓹 m瑟t /
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Origin of animate

1375鈥1425; late Middle English animat<Latin anim膩tus filled with breath or air, quickened, animated (past participle of anim膩re). See anima, -ate1

synonym study for animate

2. Animate, invigorate, stimulate mean to enliven. To animate is to create a liveliness: Health and energy animated his movements. To invigorate means to give physical vigor, to refresh, to exhilarate: Mountain air invigorates. To stimulate is to arouse a latent liveliness on a particular occasion: Caffeine will stimulate you and keep you alert.

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British Dictionary definitions for animate

animate

verb (藞忙n瑟藢me瑟t) (tr)
adjective (藞忙n瑟m瑟t)
being alive or having life
gay, spirited, or lively

Word Origin for animate

C16: from Latin anim膩re to fill with breath, make alive, from anima breath, spirit
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