to give life to; animate; quicken.
to enliven; brighten; sharpen.
- viv·i·fi·ca·tion, noun
- viv·i·fi·er, noun
- un·viv·i·fied, adjective
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How to use vivify in a sentence
It was a vivified clay man who had to do the bidding of him who had given him temporary life.
They gave her a feeling of life again, and vivified things which had meant nothing to her.Sons and Lovers | David Herbert Lawrence
The language is generally nervous and vigorous, occasionally vivified with imaginative energy.
According to Loskiel, they declare, ‘that Indians cannot die eternally; for even Indian corn is vivified, and rises again.’
I feel crushed and overwhelmed, not stimulated and vivified, as is so often described.Memoirs of Arthur Hamilton, B. A. Of Trinity College, Cambridge | Arthur Christopher Benson
British Dictionary definitions for vivify
to bring to life; animate
to make more vivid or striking
- vivification (ˌvɪvɪfɪ'keɪʃən), noun
- vivifier, noun
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