[ US /ˈænəˌmeɪt, ˈænəmət/ ]
  1. make lively
    let's liven up this room a bit
  2. heighten or intensify
    These paintings exalt the imagination
  3. give new life or energy to
    This treatment repaired my health
    This will renovate my spirits
    A hot soup will revive me
  4. give lifelike qualities to
    animated cartoons
  1. belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings
    the word `dog' is animate
  2. endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness
    the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage
  3. endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life
    we are animate beings
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How To Use animate In A Sentence

  • Shaun Anthony Markey fled from Woolworth's store in Hereford with a battery-operated model of the chisel-jawed character, who features in the animated film Toy Story.
  • The word ‘article’ means something inanimate which is not and never has been alive.
  • An Iron Ancestor is a reanimated and iron - forged dead body possessed by a ghost.
  • And that was all my poor cousin got by making his old mistress his new wife — not a drum, not a trumpet, not a fife, not a tabret, nor the expectation of a new joy, to animate him on! Clarissa Harlowe
  • Remember, your PJs can be a fomite an inanimate object that will transmit disease. Margie Goldsmith: When Traveling, B Is for "Bedbug," not "Baggage"
  • It's still very much inanimate objects and a television screen and jolly old books and things like that.
  • I feared enormous crowds at Chawton paying hefty admission fees to file past animated wax figures.
  • A sparkle in his eyes animated his face whenever he smiled.
  • In fact, animated political toons have been part of the Web ever since bandwidth would allow.
  • They were animated by religious zeal.
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