[ ree-an-uh-meyt ]
/ ˌriˈæn əˌmeɪt /
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verb (used with object), re·an·i·mat·ed, re·an·i·mat·ing.
to restore to life; resuscitate.
to give fresh vigor, spirit, or courage to.
to stimulate to renewed activity.
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OTHER WORDS FROM reanimatere·an·i·ma·tion, noun
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How to use reanimate in a sentence
For some minutes he continued his efforts to re-animate Francis Eversleigh, but without avail.The Mystery of Lincoln's Inn|Robert Machray
It was as if her whole soul had been poured forth in that one kiss, and there was none left to re-animate the frail form.Tales of the Wonder Club|M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)
No renaissance of humanism, no witchcraft of poetry can re-animate them.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians|G. G. Findlay
The support seemed to re-animate the fainting maiden, her head drooping on his shoulder.
This naughty animal has just carried off a little pigeon that I was trying to re-animate by the corner of the fire.Some Noble Sisters|Edmund Lee
British Dictionary definitions for reanimate
/ (riːˈænɪmeɪt) /
to refresh or enliven (something) againto reanimate their enervated lives
to bring back to life
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