verb (used with object), viv·i·fied, viv·i·fy·ing.
Origin of vivify
Related formsviv·i·fi·ca·tion, nounviv·i·fi·er, nounun·viv·i·fied, adjective
Examples from the Web for vivify
I would like to be able, if nothing else, to vivify for the American people the dramatic change that that event made.
With no one perhaps are those literary memories which transform and vivify life so constantly present as with Leigh Hunt.Essays in English Literature, 1780-1860|George Saintsbury
It remained for slight, almost fragile, Maude Adams to vivify and give the character an enduring interpretation.Charles Frohman: Manager and Man|Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
It will vivify the play again, and make the characters live in your memory as mere reading never will.Public Speaking|Clarence Stratton