Animate : Definition


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Definitions of Animate

Pronunciation : An"i*mate
Part of Speech : v. t. [imp. & p. p. Animated; p. pr. & vb. n. Animating.]
Etymology : [L. animatus, p. p. of animare, fr. anima breath, soul; akin to animus soul, mind, Gr. an to breathe, live, Goth. us-anan to expire (us- out), Icel. ├Ând breath, anda to breathe, OHG. ando anger. Cf. Animal.]
Definition : 1. To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken; as, the soul animates the body.

2. To give powers to, or to heighten the powers or effect of; as, to animate a lyre. Dryden.

3. To give spirit or vigor to; to stimulate or incite; to inspirit; to rouse; to enliven. The more to animate the people, he stood on high . . . and cried unto them with a loud voice. Knolles.

Syn. -- To enliven; inspirit; stimulate; exhilarate; inspire; instigate; rouse; urge; cheer; prompt; incite; quicken; gladden.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : An"i*mate
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [L. animatus, p. p.]
Definition : Defn: Endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively. The admirable structure of animate bodies. Bentley.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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