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Dictionary definition for: Animate

1. (v) heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination"

2. (a) belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings; "the word "dog" is animate"

3. (v) give life-like qualities to; "animated cartoons"

4. (a) endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life; "we are animate beings"

5. (v) make lively; "let''s liven up this room a bit"

6. (a) endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness; "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God''s stage"- T.E.Lawrence

7. (v) give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me" "This will renovate my spirits" "This treatment repaired my health"

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