Animate

Definition of Animate

An´i`mate
v. t.1.To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken; as, the soul animates the body.
[imp. & p. p. Animated; p. pr. & vb. n. Animating.]
2.To give powers to, or to heighten the powers or effect of; as, to animate a lyre.
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.
a.1.Endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively.
The admirable structure of animate bodies.
- Bentley.

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