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tr.v. viv·i·fied, viv·i·fy·ing, viv·i·fies
1. To give or bring life to; animate: vivify a puppet; vivifying the brown grasslands.
2. To make more lively, intense, or striking; enliven: A smile may vivify a face.

[Middle English vivifien, from Old French vivifier, from Late Latin vīvificāre : Latin vīvus, alive; see gwei- in Indo-European roots + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

viv′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
viv′i·fi′er n.


vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to bring to life; animate
2. to make more vivid or striking
[C16: from Late Latin vīvificāre, from Latin vīvus alive + facere to make]
vivification n
ˈviviˌfier n


(ˈvɪv əˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to give life to; animate.
2. to enliven; brighten.
[1535–45; < Latin vīvificāre. See vivi-, -fy]
viv`i•fi•ca′tion, n.
viv′i•fi`er, n.


Past participle: vivified
Gerund: vivifying

I vivify
you vivify
he/she/it vivifies
we vivify
you vivify
they vivify
I vivified
you vivified
he/she/it vivified
we vivified
you vivified
they vivified
Present Continuous
I am vivifying
you are vivifying
he/she/it is vivifying
we are vivifying
you are vivifying
they are vivifying
Present Perfect
I have vivified
you have vivified
he/she/it has vivified
we have vivified
you have vivified
they have vivified
Past Continuous
I was vivifying
you were vivifying
he/she/it was vivifying
we were vivifying
you were vivifying
they were vivifying
Past Perfect
I had vivified
you had vivified
he/she/it had vivified
we had vivified
you had vivified
they had vivified
I will vivify
you will vivify
he/she/it will vivify
we will vivify
you will vivify
they will vivify
Future Perfect
I will have vivified
you will have vivified
he/she/it will have vivified
we will have vivified
you will have vivified
they will have vivified
Future Continuous
I will be vivifying
you will be vivifying
he/she/it will be vivifying
we will be vivifying
you will be vivifying
they will be vivifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vivifying
you have been vivifying
he/she/it has been vivifying
we have been vivifying
you have been vivifying
they have been vivifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vivifying
you will have been vivifying
he/she/it will have been vivifying
we will have been vivifying
you will have been vivifying
they will have been vivifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vivifying
you had been vivifying
he/she/it had been vivifying
we had been vivifying
you had been vivifying
they had been vivifying
I would vivify
you would vivify
he/she/it would vivify
we would vivify
you would vivify
they would vivify
Past Conditional
I would have vivified
you would have vivified
he/she/it would have vivified
we would have vivified
you would have vivified
they would have vivified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.vivify - give new life or energy tovivify - 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"
2.vivify - make more striking or animatedvivify - make more striking or animated; "his remarks always vivify an otherwise dull story"
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"


To make alive:


[ˈvɪvɪfaɪ] VTvivificar


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