verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of liven
OTHER WORDS FROM livenliv·en·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for liven
Whether your family binges through it or savors each episode, maybe in tandem with a weekly cooking project, it’s sure to liven up your pre-vaccination existence with not just distraction but delight.Michelle Obama's Wonderful Netflix Show Waffles + Mochi Is the Sesame Street of Food TV|Judy Berman|March 16, 2021|Time
However, if you ski a ton, pure powder and pure frontside skis can really liven up your ski action.
A game with multiplayer options, quick rounds, or teams can liven up an after-dinner activity.The best VR games: Enjoy a lifelike gaming experience at home|Carsen Joenk|January 19, 2021|Popular Science
Some tours are billed as fun ways to liven up a family online get-together.U.S. zoos and aquariums virtually open their facilities for behind-the-scenes visits with animals|Erin Blakemore|January 2, 2021|Washington Post
Loeb livened it up with stories about business people and their companies and introduced more photos and graphics.To take control of your career, ask for what you want—directly and explicitly|matthewheimer|November 8, 2020|Fortune
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?
Casual anecdotes were sprinkled through his explanations to liven them.The Highgrader|William MacLeod Raine
All we needed was a beautiful young person like you to liven us up.Mr. Opp|Alice Hegan Rice
Sam, in his brother's absence, concluded to edit the paper in a way that would liven up the circulation.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete|Albert Bigelow Paine
Who would hab thought dat a little slap of the hat could liven him up so?The Boy Chums in the Florida Jungle|Wilmer M. Ely
But she, Helen, would come home and that would liven up things a bit.Helen Grant's Schooldays|Amanda M. Douglas