Definition of animate :
1. Endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively.
2. To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken; as, the soul animates the body.
3. To give powers to, or to heighten the powers or effect of; as, to animate a lyre.
4. To give spirit or vigor to; to stimulate or incite; to inspirit; to rouse; to enliven.
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excite (part of speech: verb)
live (part of speech: adjective)
invigorate (part of speech: verb)
- The prisoners listened with the most profound attention to her glowing words, and regarded her almost as a celestial spirit, who had come to animate them to heroic deeds. - "Madame Roland, Makers of History", John S. C. Abbott.
- She had no mournful gaze at all; but in the depths of the clear eyes he knew so well, there was a coil of something animate, whatever it might be. - "One of Our Conquerors, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
- It is an animate, living thing, a ray of warmth in the dreary evenings. - "Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist", Alexander Berkman.