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 ?
They found her a charming companion, and her dancing and laughter--for she laughed at times like the tinkling of a silver bell--did much to enliven their journey and keep them contented.
Grant would enliven us, and make our evenings pass away with more enjoyment even to my father."
He may enliven us a little with his originalities."
Always well disposed to assist the constituted authorities, Miss Abbey bade Bob Gliddery attend the gentlemen to that retreat, and promptly enliven it with fire and gaslight.
Boris did not appear to notice the constraint the newcomer produced and, with the same pleasant composure and the same veiled look in his eyes with which he had met Rostov, tried to enliven the conversation.
Within a stone's throw was another retreat, enlivened by children's pleasant voices too; and here was Kate, with many new cares and occupations, and many new faces courting her sweet smile (and one so like her own, that to her mother she seemed a child again), the same true gentle creature, the same fond sister, the same in the love of all about her, as in her girlish days.
We felt quite enlivened when the short evening was over; but at the same time we were bankrupt.
When they reached the market-place, she became still more restless, on perceiving the stir and bustle that enlivened the spot; for it was usually more like the broad and lonesome green before a village meeting-house, than the centre of a town's business
This point is said to present one of the most beautiful scenes on the Columbia; a lovely meadow, with a silver sheet of limpid water in the center, enlivened by wild-fowl, a range of hills crowned by forests, while the prospect is closed by Mount Hood, a magnificent mountain rising into a lofty peak, and covered with snow; the ultimate landmark of the first explorers of the river.
This flat, flourishing, easy country never could have looked more rich and prosperous than in that opening summer of 1815, when its green fields and quiet cities were enlivened by multiplied red- coats: when its wide chaussees swarmed with brilliant English equipages: when its great canal-boats, gliding by rich pastures and pleasant quaint old villages, by old chateaux lying amongst old trees, were all crowded with well-to-do English travellers: when the soldier who drank at the village inn, not only drank, but paid his score; and Donald, the Highlander, billeted in the Flemish farm- house, rocked the baby's cradle, while Jean and Jeannette were out getting in the hay.
James Highcamp, who were there with Alcee Arobin, had joined them and had enlivened the hours in a fashion that warmed him to think of.
But Pip loved life, and all life's peaceable securities; so that the panic-striking business in which he had somehow unaccountably become entrapped, had most sadly blurred his brightness; though, as ere long will be seen, what was thus temporarily subdued in him, in the end was destined to be luridly illumined by strange wild fires, that fictitiously showed him off to ten times the natural lustre with which in his native Tolland County in Connecticut, he had once enlivened many a fiddler's frolic on the green; and at melodious even-tide, with his gay ha-ha!