Animate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈænɪmeɪt|  American pronunciation of the word animate
Brit.  |ˈænɪmeɪt|  British pronunciation of the word animate


- heighten or intensify (syn: enliven, exalt, inspire, invigorate)
- give lifelike qualities to(syn: animise, animize)
- make lively (syn: enliven, invigorate, liven)
- give new life or energy to (syn: quicken, reanimate, recreate, renovate, repair, revive, revivify, vivify)


- belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings
- endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life
- endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness (syn: sentient)


The lecture was about ancient worship of animate and inanimate objects. animate dance routine that will really get the blood pumping...

The writer's humor animates the novel.

The film's very realistic dinosaurs were animated on computers.

Laughter animated his face for a moment.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: animate
he/she/it: animates
present participle: animating
past tense: animated
past participle: animated
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