liven up


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.liven up - make livelyliven up - 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"

liven up

verb
1. stir, brighten, hot up (informal), cheer up, perk up, buck up (informal) He livened up after midnight, relaxing a little.
2. cheer up, animate, rouse, enliven, perk up, brighten up, pep up, buck up (informal), put life into, vitalize, vivify How could we decorate the room to liven it up?
Translations

liven up

vt sepbeleben, Leben bringen in (+acc) (inf)
viin Schwung kommen; (person)aufleben

liven up

[ˌlaɪvnˈʌp]
1. vt + adv (room) → ravvivare; (discussion, evening) → animare
2. vi + advanimarsi
References in periodicals archive ?
He won't confirm who his targets might be, but Slade said: "The transfer market is just starting to liven up.
PERFECT for spring blooms, this vibrant yellow vase will liven up the dullest of corners.
But there's nothing like a celebrity link to liven up a finance story.
Andy was always a character and his infectious laugh and hysterical antics would liven up any get together.
Summary: Vatican City: Pope Francis called on lacklustre priests on Thursday to liven up their masses .
Glimpse in the rear view mirror to see the spoiler pop up at 50mph - something critical to the car's aerodynamics - and hit the Sport button to liven up the overall experience.
Can be used to rub, sprinkle, paste, crumb, baste, marinade and glaze to liven up every meal time.
Kris Commons was brought on to replace Towell and liven up the game but it was Stokes' impudent flick through the legs of Aiden Bryce that impressed a crowd starved of entertainment.
I've found a way to make up for the barrage of dross by making sure I get some nuggets of wisdom to liven up my send/receives.
If your mute button is bust, then one way to liven up the inevitably irritating British TV is by pricing up a few commentary match bets.
Obviously we have to liven up because even though we can't make the play-offs we have got to win as many games and finish as high as we can so we can kick on next season," said City's 30-year-old leading scorer, who is in negotiations with the club over a new contract to keep him at the Ricoh Arena next term.
Aleksandar Manev, director of Ilirika Fund Management, believes that a difficult year is ahead of Macedonia from an economic point of view and because the funds' potential clients are legal and physical persons facing ever more real problems there is no room for optimism that this industry will liven up this year.