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an·i·mate

 (ăn′ə-māt′)
tr.v. an·i·mat·ed, an·i·mat·ing, an·i·mates
1. To give life to; fill with life: the belief that the soul animates the body.
2. To impart interest or zest to; enliven: "voices animated by food, drink, and company" (Anita Desai).
3. To fill with spirit, courage, or resolution: "a wave of exploratory voyages animated by a spirit of scientific inquiry" (Lincoln P. Paine).
4. To inspire to action; prompt: "The merest whisper of Bothwell's death was enough to animate Mary's supporters on the Continent" (John Guy).
5. To impart motion or activity to: The wind animated the surface of the lake.
6. To make or depict using animation: animate a children's bedtime story.
adj. (ăn′ə-mĭt)
1. Possessing life; living. See Synonyms at living.
2. Of or relating to animal life as distinct from plant life.
3. Belonging to the class of nouns that stand for living things: The word dog is animate; the word car is inanimate.
4. Frequently moving; active or vigorous: a bird with an animate tail.

[Latin animāre, animāt-, from anima, soul; see anə- in Indo-European roots.]

an′i·ma·cy n.

animate

vb (tr)
1. to give life to or cause to come alive
2. to make lively; enliven
3. to encourage or inspire
4. to impart motion to; move to action or work
5. (Film) to record on film or video tape so as to give movement to: an animated cartoon.
adj
6. being alive or having life
7. gay, spirited, or lively
[C16: from Latin animāre to fill with breath, make alive, from anima breath, spirit]

an•i•mate

(v. ˈæn əˌmeɪt; adj. -mɪt)

v. -mat•ed, -mat•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to give life to; make alive.
2. to make lively or vigorous; enliven: Her presence animated the party.
3. to encourage.
4. to move or stir to action; motivate.
5. to give motion to: leaves animated by a breeze.
6. to prepare or produce as an animated cartoon.
adj.
7. alive; possessing life.
8. lively.
9. of or relating to animal life.
10. able to move voluntarily.
11. (of a linguistic item) used with reference to living beings, esp. beings regarded as having perception and volition (opposed to inanimate): an animate noun.
[1375–1425; < Latin animātus, past participle of animāre to give life to, animate, derivative of anima (see anima)]
an′i•mate•ly, adv.
an′i•mate•ness, n.
an′i•mat`ing•ly, adv.

animate


Past participle: animated
Gerund: animating

Imperative
animate
animate
Present
I animate
you animate
he/she/it animates
we animate
you animate
they animate
Preterite
I animated
you animated
he/she/it animated
we animated
you animated
they animated
Present Continuous
I am animating
you are animating
he/she/it is animating
we are animating
you are animating
they are animating
Present Perfect
I have animated
you have animated
he/she/it has animated
we have animated
you have animated
they have animated
Past Continuous
I was animating
you were animating
he/she/it was animating
we were animating
you were animating
they were animating
Past Perfect
I had animated
you had animated
he/she/it had animated
we had animated
you had animated
they had animated
Future
I will animate
you will animate
he/she/it will animate
we will animate
you will animate
they will animate
Future Perfect
I will have animated
you will have animated
he/she/it will have animated
we will have animated
you will have animated
they will have animated
Future Continuous
I will be animating
you will be animating
he/she/it will be animating
we will be animating
you will be animating
they will be animating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been animating
you have been animating
he/she/it has been animating
we have been animating
you have been animating
they have been animating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been animating
you will have been animating
he/she/it will have been animating
we will have been animating
you will have been animating
they will have been animating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been animating
you had been animating
he/she/it had been animating
we had been animating
you had been animating
they had been animating
Conditional
I would animate
you would animate
he/she/it would animate
we would animate
you would animate
they would animate
Past Conditional
I would have animated
you would have animated
he/she/it would have animated
we would have animated
you would have animated
they would have animated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.animate - heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination"
stimulate, stir, shake up, excite, shake - stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
encourage - inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
2.animate - give lifelike qualities toanimate - give lifelike qualities to; "animated cartoons"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
3.animate - make livelyanimate - make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit"
energize, perk up, energise, stimulate, arouse, brace - cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
ginger up, jazz up, juice up, pep up - make more interesting or lively; "juice up a party"; "pep up your paper"
inspirit, spirit, spirit up - infuse with spirit; "The company spirited him up"
4.animate - give new life or energy toanimate - give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"
energize, perk up, energise, stimulate, arouse, brace - cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
resuscitate, come to, revive - return to consciousness; "The patient came to quickly"; "She revived after the doctor gave her an injection"
Adj.1.animate - belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings; "the word `dog' is animate"
linguistics - the scientific study of language
inanimate - belonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things; "the word `car' is inanimate"
2.animate - endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant lifeanimate - endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life; "we are animate beings"
nonliving, non-living, inanimate - not endowed with life; "the inorganic world is inanimate"; "inanimate objects"
3.animate - endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousnessanimate - endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness; "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence

animate

adjective
1. living, live, moving, alive, breathing, alive and kicking the study of animate and inanimate aspects of the natural world

animate

verb
1. To make alive:
2. To make lively or animated:
3. To raise the spirits of:
Obsolete: exalt.
4. To impart courage, inspiration, and resolution to:
5. To arouse the emotions of; make ardent:
6. To arouse to action or put in motion:
adjective
Marked by or exhibiting life:
Translations
حَييُحْيي، يَجْعَلَه مَرِحاً، يُنْعِش
oživitživotnýživý
levendeopliveopmuntre
animoidaeläväeloisaelollinenliikkuva
animirati
elevenítmegelevenít
lifandilífga, fjörga
animacijaanimacinisnušviestipagyvėjimas
atdzīvinātdzīvs
canlandırmakcanlıhayat dolu

animate

A. [ˈænɪmɪt] ADJvivo
B. [ˈænɪmeɪt] VTanimar, estimular

animate

[ˈænɪmeɪt]
vt (= liven up) [+ person, face] → animer
[ˈænɪmət] adj (= living) → animé(e), vivant(e)

animate

adjbelebt; creation, creatureslebend
vt (lit: God) → mit Leben erfüllen; (fig) (= enliven)beleben; (= move to action)anregen, animieren; (Film) → animieren; Disney was the first to animate cartoonsDisney machte als erster Zeichentrickfilme

animate

[adj ˈænɪmɪt; vb ˈænɪmeɪt]
1. adj (animal, plants) → vivente; (capable of movement) → animato/a
2. vtanimare

animate

(ˈӕnimeit) verb
to make lively. Joy animated his face.
(-mət) adjective
living.
ˈanimated (-mei-) adjective
1. lively. An animated discussion.
2. made to move as if alive. animated dolls/cartoons.
ˌaniˈmation noun

animate

vt. animar, dar vida.
References in classic literature ?
Years passed away before the traditionary tale of the white maiden, and of the young warrior of the Mohicans ceased to beguile the long nights and tedious marches, or to animate their youthful and brave with a desire for vengeance.
Their language is full of endearing diminutives; nothing that they love escapes the application of a petting diminutive--neither the house, nor the dog, nor the horse, nor the grandmother, nor any other creature, animate or inanimate.
It was pressed upon me by every object within sight or hearing, animate or inanimate.
The crisp air, the sunlight, the movement on the river, and the moving river itself - the road that ran with us, seeming to sympathize with us, animate us, and encourage us on - freshened me with new hope.