enliven


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en·liv·en

 (ĕn-lī′vən)
tr.v. en·liv·ened, en·liv·en·ing, en·liv·ens
To make lively or spirited; animate.

en·liv′en·er n.
en·liv′en·ment n.

enliven

(ɪnˈlaɪvən)
vb (tr)
1. to make active, vivacious, or spirited; invigorate
2. to make cheerful or bright; gladden or brighten
enˈlivener n
enˈlivening adj
enˈlivenment n

en•liv•en

(ɛnˈlaɪ vən)

v.t.
1. to make vigorous, active, or lively; invigorate; animate.
2. to make sprightly or cheerful; brighten; gladden.
[1625–35; obsolete enlive to give life to (en-1 + life) + -en1]
en•liv′en•er, n.
en•liv′en•ing•ly, adv.
en•liv′en•ment, n.

enliven


Past participle: enlivened
Gerund: enlivening

Imperative
enliven
enliven
Present
I enliven
you enliven
he/she/it enlivens
we enliven
you enliven
they enliven
Preterite
I enlivened
you enlivened
he/she/it enlivened
we enlivened
you enlivened
they enlivened
Present Continuous
I am enlivening
you are enlivening
he/she/it is enlivening
we are enlivening
you are enlivening
they are enlivening
Present Perfect
I have enlivened
you have enlivened
he/she/it has enlivened
we have enlivened
you have enlivened
they have enlivened
Past Continuous
I was enlivening
you were enlivening
he/she/it was enlivening
we were enlivening
you were enlivening
they were enlivening
Past Perfect
I had enlivened
you had enlivened
he/she/it had enlivened
we had enlivened
you had enlivened
they had enlivened
Future
I will enliven
you will enliven
he/she/it will enliven
we will enliven
you will enliven
they will enliven
Future Perfect
I will have enlivened
you will have enlivened
he/she/it will have enlivened
we will have enlivened
you will have enlivened
they will have enlivened
Future Continuous
I will be enlivening
you will be enlivening
he/she/it will be enlivening
we will be enlivening
you will be enlivening
they will be enlivening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enlivening
you have been enlivening
he/she/it has been enlivening
we have been enlivening
you have been enlivening
they have been enlivening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enlivening
you will have been enlivening
he/she/it will have been enlivening
we will have been enlivening
you will have been enlivening
they will have been enlivening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enlivening
you had been enlivening
he/she/it had been enlivening
we had been enlivening
you had been enlivening
they had been enlivening
Conditional
I would enliven
you would enliven
he/she/it would enliven
we would enliven
you would enliven
they would enliven
Past Conditional
I would have enlivened
you would have enlivened
he/she/it would have enlivened
we would have enlivened
you would have enlivened
they would have enlivened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.enliven - 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.enliven - make livelyenliven - 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"
blunt, deaden - make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"

enliven

verb cheer up, excite, inspire, cheer, spark, enhance, stimulate, wake up, animate, fire, rouse, brighten, exhilarate, quicken, hearten, perk up, liven up, buoy up, pep up, invigorate, gladden, vitalize, vivify, inspirit, make more exciting, make more lively His presence enlivened even the most boring meeting.
depress, chill, subdue, repress, dampen, deaden, put a damper on

enliven

verb
To make lively or animated:
Translations
يُحْيي ،يُنْعِش، يَبْعَثُ البَهْجَه
opmuntre
élénkítfelélénkít
lífga upp
atdzīvināt
canlandırmak

enliven

[ɪnˈlaɪvn] VT (= stimulate) → animar; (= make lively) → avivar, animar

enliven

[ɪnˈlaɪvən] vt [+ person] → animer, égayer; [+ event, evening, atmosphere] → animer, égayer

enliven

vtbeleben

enliven

[ɪnˈlaɪvn] vt (people) → rallegrare; (events) → ravvivare

enliven

(inˈlaivn) verb
to make (more) lively. I tried to think of something that might enliven the class.
References in classic literature ?
Partial relatives have almost persuaded me that I am not entirely worthless in a duet myself; and we may enliven our wayfaring by indulging in our favorite pursuit.
Phoebe's voice had always a pretty music in it, and could either enliven Clifford by its sparkle and gayety of tone, or soothe him by a continued flow of pebbly and brook-like cadences.
She had a little beauty and a little accomplishment, but so little judgment that she thought herself coming with superior knowledge of the world, to enliven and improve a country neighbourhood; and conceived Miss Hawkins to have held such a place in society as Mrs.
The Sheriff was will to pluck a prodigal with the next man, and he was moreover glad to have a guest who promised to enliven the feast.
Nothing would keep him on his perch; he must clamber down, comment upon the pebble in the door (which he regarded as an ingenious but unsafe device), help John with the portmanteau, and enliven matters with a flow of speech, and especially of questions, which I thus condense:-
You indeed must have something to enliven it with a little in your new companions, but here is nobody, just now, but Charles Weston.
Richard led the way on this, as on all other occasions that did not require the exercise of unusual abilities; and as he moved along, he essayed to enliven the party with the sounds of his experienced voice.
Tom repeated his resolution of going to him early on the morrow; and though Julia, who had scarcely opened her lips before, observed, in a sarcastic manner, and with a glance first at Maria and then at Edmund, that "the Mansfield theatricals would enliven the whole neighbourhood exceedingly," Edmund still held his peace, and shewed his feelings only by a determined gravity.
But even this diversion failed to enliven after awhile, and the
Such qualities were scarcely of the kind to enliven foreign travel, though they made her so easy and pleasant a companion; but he saw at once how they would fall into place in their proper setting.
Nevertheless, he was a fine man; he led a joyous cardinal's life, liked to enliven himself with the royal vintage of Challuau, did not hate Richarde la Garmoise and Thomasse la Saillarde, bestowed alms on pretty girls rather than on old women,--and for all these reasons was very agreeable to the populace of Paris.
If ever I permit you to chronicle any more of my little problems, Watson, I foresee that you will enliven your pages by an account of the singular adventure of the Napoleonic busts.