Synonyms of animate


1. inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt, stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir

usage: heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination"

2. animize, animise, animate, change, alter, modify

usage: give lifelike qualities to; "animated cartoons"

3. enliven, liven, liven up, invigorate, animate, stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up

usage: make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit"

4. animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify, stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up

usage: give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"


1. animate (vs. inanimate)

usage: belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings; "the word `dog' is animate"

2. animate (vs. inanimate)

usage: endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life; "we are animate beings"

3. sentient (vs. insentient), animate, sensate

usage: endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness; "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence

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Definition and meaning of animate (Dictionary)