verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of liven
Related formsliv·en·er, noun
Examples from the Web for liven
Sachin Tendulkar may be one of the most brilliant players in the sport, but he struggles to liven up his memoirs.
I suppose you can if you were dumb and delusional enough to think that the Emmy voters might liven things up a little bit.The Biggest Emmys Snubs and Surprises: 'Modern Family,' McConaughey, and More|Kevin Fallon|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The newly appointed CNN boss says the network must liven up its daily fare.CNN Needs ‘More Passion,’ Says New Boss Jeff Zucker|Howard Kurtz|November 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He also used his acting and directorial skills to liven up dreary hearings.
Will Oprah liven up C-SPAN's usually drab red-carpet pre-show?
These 'ere roses will 'elp to liven things up a bit when yer gets in the 'ospital.Through St. Dunstan's to Light|James H. Rawlinson
"We shall look to you to liven things up," he said, poor man!Tono Bungay|H. G. Wells
Come, give us an answer, or I'll 'liven you up with something heavier than my hand.Shadow, the Mysterious Detective|Police Captain Howard
But one would think, as well as you love books, those fine ones would 'liven you up.Ishmael|Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
No, but that helps to liven up things, of course—buying stuff and mailing letters.The Young Bridge-Tender|Arthur M. Winfield