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tr. & intr.v. li·vened, li·ven·ing, li·vens
To make or become more lively: liven up a party; a discussion that livened up.
(usually foll by up) to make or become lively; enliven
1. to put life or spirit into; enliven (often fol. by up): Livened up the party.v.i.
2. to become more lively (usu. fol. by up).
[1880–85; variant of enliven]
Past participle: livened
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|Verb||1.||liven - 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"