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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)

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.

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."