Definition of enliven:
glorify, instigate, quicken, delight, embroider, root on, renovate, thrill, pep, animize, laud, exhort, spice up, beguile, jump-start, amp, recreate, revolutionise, perk up, proclaim, occupy, urge on, amuse, fire, liven, jazz, inhale, happy, tickle pink, extol, vary, entertain, reanimate, gratify, liven up, zip, invigorate, beatify, breathe in, disport, sparkle, spike, urge, repair, exalt, barrack, inspire, bring something to life, light, revolutionize, interest, inebriate, revivify, prompt, wake up, animise, animate, ginger, vitalize, pep up, juice up, ignite, fillip.
- cheer (part of speech: verb)
- refresh (part of speech: verb)
- strengthen (part of speech: verb)
- invigorate (part of speech: verb)
The American made a festive little supper the evening before in his atelier, but it was generally felt to be a melancholy failure, for not even the artist's rather forced gaiety, nor M. Linders' real indifference, could enliven it.- "My Little Lady", Eleanor Frances Poynter.
- "Callista", John Henry Cardinal Newman.
Doubtless it was partly for this reason that the worthy woman made the most of her brief outings, to gather up any bits of information which might serve to enliven the days to come, and render her an object of admiration in the community where she was passing her time.- "Half a Dozen Girls", Anna Chapin Ray.