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Synonyms for animate
ˈæn əˌmeɪt; -mɪtan·i·mate

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. animate

    Alive applies to all degrees of life, from that which shows one to be barely existing or existent as a living thing, as when we say he is just alive, to that which implies the very utmost of vitality and power, as in the words "he is all alive," "thoroughly alive." So the word quick, which began by signifying "having life," is now mostly applied to energy of life as shown in swiftness of action. Breathing is capable of like contrast. We say of a dying man, he is still breathing; or we speak of a breathing statue, or "breathing and sounding, beauteous battle," Tennyson Princess can. v, l. 155, where it means having, or seeming to have, full and vigorous breath, abundant life. Compare ACTIVE; ALERT; NIMBLE.

    Synonyms:
    active, alert, alive, animated, breathing, brisk, existent, existing, live, lively, living, quick, subsisting, vivacious

    Antonyms:
    dead, deceased, defunct, dispirited, dull, inanimate, lifeless, spiritless

    Preposition:
    Alive in every nerve; alive to every noble impulse; alive with fervor, hope, resolve; alive through all his being.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. animate

    Synonyms:
    enliven, inspirit, instigate, quicken, exhilarate, embolden, rouse, revivify, cheer, gladden, stir, prompt, incite, stimulate

    Antonyms:
    dishearten, deter, cow, stifle, depress, damp, deaden, discourage

Princeton's WordNet

  1. animateadjective

    belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings

    "the word `dog' is animate"

    Synonyms:
    sentient

    Antonyms:
    nonliving, inanimate, nonconscious, non-living

  2. animateadjective

    endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life

    "we are animate beings"

    Synonyms:
    sentient

    Antonyms:
    inanimate, nonliving, nonconscious, non-living

  3. sentient, animateverb

    endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness

    "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence

    Synonyms:
    sentient

    Antonyms:
    nonconscious, inanimate, nonliving, non-living

  4. inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exaltverb

    heighten or intensify

    "These paintings exalt the imagination"

    Synonyms:
    revivify, tickle pink, quicken, glorify, laud, extol, enliven, beatify, cheer, vivify, animize, urge on, instigate, root on, liven up, renovate, invigorate, exhilarate, urge, inspire, exalt, proclaim, thrill, prompt, revolutionize, recreate, reinvigorate, animise, barrack, repair, exhort, inhale, reanimate, pep up, breathe in, liven, revolutionise, revive, inebriate

    Antonyms:
    nonliving, inanimate, nonconscious, non-living

  5. animize, animise, animateverb

    give lifelike qualities to

    "animated cartoons"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, enliven, invigorate, quicken, liven, revive, revivify, animise, renovate, liven up, exalt, animize, reanimate, vivify, repair, inspire

    Antonyms:
    nonliving, non-living, inanimate, nonconscious

  6. enliven, liven, liven up, invigorate, animateverb

    make lively

    "let's liven up this room a bit"

    Synonyms:
    recreate, enliven, invigorate, quicken, liven, revive, revivify, animise, renovate, liven up, exalt, animize, reanimate, vivify, reinvigorate, repair, inspire

    Antonyms:
    inanimate, nonconscious, nonliving, non-living

  7. animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivifyverb

    give new life or energy to

    "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"

    Synonyms:
    speed up, furbish up, resuscitate, restitute, compensate, remediate, quicken, fix, amend, enliven, mend, cheer, vivify, animize, accelerate, refurbish, liven up, renovate, bushel, invigorate, speed, inspire, exalt, resurrect, play, hearten, restore, freshen up, rectify, touch on, recompense, recreate, animise, remedy, resort, repair, come to, reanimate, embolden, liven, revive, revivify, whet, doctor, indemnify

    Antonyms:
    non-living, inanimate, nonliving, nonconscious

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. animateverb

    Synonyms:
    quicken, inform, make alive, give life to, vivify

  2. animateverb

    Synonyms:
    invigorate, fortify, revive, give vigor or energy to

  3. animateverb

    Synonyms:
    stimulate, waken, rouse, whet, incite, impel, excite, fire, heat, urge, provoke, warm, goad, kindle, prompt, work up, set on

  4. animateverb

    Synonyms:
    encourage, inspire, inspirit, embolden, enhearten, hearten, exhilarate, gladden, elate, elevate, flush, ERECT

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. animateverb

    Synonyms:
    vitalize, vivify, quicken, inspirit, stimulate, rouse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "animate":

    encourage, liven

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How to use animate in a sentence?

  1. Akhenaton:

    In all thy undertakings, let a reasonable assurance animate thy endeavors if thou despairest of success, thou shalt not succeed.

  2. Erich Fromm:

    The aim of sadism is to transform a man into a thng, something animate into something inanimate, since by complete and absolute control the living loses one essential quality of life-freedom.

  3. Adam Valdez:

    We do a lot of painstaking research into how real animals move, how their muscles and skin behave ... and then in the computer, we recreate all these things, an artist, like an animator, has to sit down and actually hand animate that eye, hand animate that face so that every little subtle nuance is represented.

  4. Brad Todd:

    That doesn't mean that a party can't win. some of those primaries will animate elements of their base, including some donors, more than the general elections.

  5. Brad Todd:

    Some of those primaries will animate elements of their base, including some donors, more than the general elections.


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