liven

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li·ven

 (lī′vən)
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.

liven

(ˈlaɪvən)
vb
(usually foll by up) to make or become lively; enliven
ˈlivener n

liv•en

(ˈlaɪ vən)
v.t.
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]

liven


Past participle: livened
Gerund: livening

Imperative
liven
liven
Present
I liven
you liven
he/she/it livens
we liven
you liven
they liven
Preterite
I livened
you livened
he/she/it livened
we livened
you livened
they livened
Present Continuous
I am livening
you are livening
he/she/it is livening
we are livening
you are livening
they are livening
Present Perfect
I have livened
you have livened
he/she/it has livened
we have livened
you have livened
they have livened
Past Continuous
I was livening
you were livening
he/she/it was livening
we were livening
you were livening
they were livening
Past Perfect
I had livened
you had livened
he/she/it had livened
we had livened
you had livened
they had livened
Future
I will liven
you will liven
he/she/it will liven
we will liven
you will liven
they will liven
Future Perfect
I will have livened
you will have livened
he/she/it will have livened
we will have livened
you will have livened
they will have livened
Future Continuous
I will be livening
you will be livening
he/she/it will be livening
we will be livening
you will be livening
they will be livening
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been livening
you have been livening
he/she/it has been livening
we have been livening
you have been livening
they have been livening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been livening
you will have been livening
he/she/it will have been livening
we will have been livening
you will have been livening
they will have been livening
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been livening
you had been livening
he/she/it had been livening
we had been livening
you had been livening
they had been livening
Conditional
I would liven
you would liven
he/she/it would liven
we would liven
you would liven
they would liven
Past Conditional
I would have livened
you would have livened
he/she/it would have livened
we would have livened
you would have livened
they would have livened
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.liven - make livelyliven - 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"
Translations

liven

[ˈlaɪvn]
A. VT to liven upanimar
B. VI to liven upanimarse
References in classic literature ?
All very well if you want livening up, but our place is lively enough.
It seemed to Lord Dawlish, watching from without, that things were livening up.
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With MOJO DVD Navigation, one can create a rotating, full motion icon that moves from button to button, livening up for the menu navigation.