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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 ?
Their general had already one arm broken, and his knee shattered with a musket-shot, which made him unable to repair to all those places where his presence was necessary to animate his soldiers.
As, therefore, in the case of animate bodies and organisms a certain magnitude is necessary, and a magnitude which may be easily embraced in one view; so in the plot, a certain length is necessary, and a length which can be easily embraced by the memory.
Hem believes that in the visible world there are void places-- vacua, and something more--holes, as it were, through which animate and inanimate objects may fall into the invisible world and be seen and heard no more.