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"
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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?
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Translations

liven up

vt sepbeleben, Leben bringen in (+acc) (inf)
viin Schwung kommen; (person)aufleben
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

liven up

[ˌlaɪvnˈʌp]
1. vt + adv (room) → ravvivare; (discussion, evening) → animare
2. vi + advanimarsi
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
Although the sunshine is nice, there will be many hoping for more cloud and cooler conditions to liven up the fish a little.
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Hours before Senators Grace Poe, Sonny Angara, Nancy Binay, JV Ejercito and Cynthia Villar arrived at the venue, supporters started to swarm the area clad in shirts bearing their candidates' names as drums liven up the atmosphere.
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