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Definition of "animate" []

  • To give life to; fill with life. (verb-transitive)
  • To impart interest or zest to; enliven: "The party was animated by all kinds of men and women” ( René Dubos). (verb-transitive)
  • To fill with spirit, courage, or resolution; encourage. See Synonyms at encourage. (verb-transitive)
  • To inspire to action; prompt. (verb-transitive)
  • To impart motion or activity to. (verb-transitive)
  • To give life to or cause to come alive (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To make lively; enliven (verb)
  • To encourage or inspire (verb)
  • To impart motion to; move to action or work (verb)
  • To record on film or video tape so as to give movement to (verb)
  • Being alive or having life (adjective)
  • Gay, spirited, or lively (adjective)

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Use "animate" in a sentence
  • "RegRead, Animate, HKCU, Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics, MinAnimate outputdebug animate is currently set to % animate%"
  • "Early vampires were portrayed as demons walking in animate dead corpses."
  • "He and it are both appropriate, as in animate objects have zero feeling either."