Origin of animated
verb (used with object), an·i·mat·ed, an·i·mat·ing.
Origin of animate
Synonyms for animate
Antonyms for animate
Related Words for animatedspirited, vivid, energetic, elated, brisk, alert, animate, excited, activated, active, ardent, buoyant, dynamic, ebullient, enthusiastic, fervent, gay, happy, passionate, peppy
Examples from the Web for animated
Contemporary Examples of animated
Decades ago, the writer-director wrote an episode of the animated comedy that never was.Here’s the Lost Judd Apatow ‘Simpsons’ Episode, Penned by Judd Apatow
January 6, 2015
After some animated debate at the conference, Lelaie declared, with some frustration, “If you push on the stick, you will fly.”Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?
January 4, 2015
One wonders if his subsequent battles with the “Evil Empire” were animated by this belief.The Evangelical Apocalypse Is All Your Fault
January 4, 2015
It is the most animated this Downton Abbey fan has ever seen Lady Grantham.The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain
December 31, 2014
We animated them in white on a black background then burned them into the rest of the animation.Garfield Television: The Cat Who Saved Primetime Cartoons
November 5, 2014
Historical Examples of animated
The Redistribution Bill was carried, January, 1885, after animated debate.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
But Camilla's letter had, as we have seen, raised his courage and animated his heart.Night and Morning, Complete
The proceedings began with some animated discussion, all tending one way.Tiverton Tales
What is the mean temperature, Mr. Clawbonny, of animated beings?The Field of Ice
For a time our coffee made us chatty, and our conversation was animated.The Room in the Dragon Volant
J. Sheridan LeFanu
verb (ˈænɪˌmeɪt) (tr)
Word Origin for animate
1530s, "alive," past participle adjective from animate (v.). Meaning "mentally excited" is from 1530s; "full of activity" from 1580s. The "moving pictures" sense is attested from 1895; of cartoons from 1897. Related: Animatedly.
"alive," late 14c., from Latin animatus (see animate (v.)).