Enliven

Definition of Enliven

En`liv´en
v. t.1.To give life, action, or motion to; to make vigorous or active; to excite; to quicken; as, fresh fuel enlivens a fire.
[imp. & p. p. Enlivened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Enlivening .]
Lo! of themselves th' enlivened chessmen move.
- Cowley.
2.To give spirit or vivacity to; to make sprightly, gay, or cheerful; to animate; as, mirth and good humor enliven a company; enlivening strains of music.

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