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Synonyms for enliven
ɛnˈlaɪ vən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt(verb)

    heighten or intensify

    "These paintings exalt the imagination"

    Synonyms:
    revivify, tickle pink, animate, quicken, glorify, laud, extol, 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:
    blunt, deaden

  2. enliven, liven, liven up, invigorate, animate(verb)

    make lively

    "let's liven up this room a bit"

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

    Antonyms:
    blunt, deaden

Wiktionary

  1. enliven(verb)

    Synonyms:
    liven, liven up

  2. enliven(verb)

    To give life or spirit to; to revive or animate.

    Synonyms:
    liven up, liven

  3. enliven(verb)

    To make more lively, cheerful or interesting.

    The game was much enlivened when both teams scored within five minutes of each other.

    Synonyms:
    liven up, liven

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. enliven

    To entertain, in the sense here considered, is to engage and pleasantly occupy the attention; to amuse is to occupy the attention in an especially bright and cheerful way, often with that which excites merriment or laughter; as, he entertained us with an amusing story. To divert is to turn from serious thoughts or laborious pursuits to something that lightly and agreeably occupies the mind; one may be entertained or amused who has nothing serious or laborious from which to be diverted. To recreate, literally to re-create, is to engage mind or body in some pleasing activity that restores strength and energy for serious work. To beguile is, as it were, to cheat into cheer and comfort by something that insensibly draws thought or feeling away from pain or disquiet. We beguile a weary hour, cheer the despondent, divert the preoccupied, enliven a dull evening or company, gratify our friends' wishes, entertain, interest, please a listening audience, occupy idle time, disport ourselves when merry, recreate when worn with toil; we amuse ourselves or others with whatever pleasantly passes the time without special exertion, each according to his taste.

    Synonyms:
    amuse, beguile, cheer, delight, disport, divert, entertain, gratify, interest, occupy, please, recreate

    Antonyms:
    annoy, bore, busy, disquiet, distract, disturb, tire, weary

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. enliven

    Synonyms:
    wake, cheer, vivify, quicken, invigorate, exhilarate, rouse, inspirit, amuse, excite, animate

    Antonyms:
    oppress, depress, stupefy, weary, tire, paralyze, deaden

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. enliven(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    quicken, animate, wake, rouse, invigorate, give life to

  2. enliven(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    inspire, inspirit, exhilarate, cheer, delight, gladden

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How to use enliven in a sentence?

  1. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders:

    I'm not a Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, i'm the longest-serving Independent. I think if a progressive Democrat wants to run, I think it would enliven the debate, raise some issues and people have a right to do that.

  2. Elissa Blount Moorhead.For Moorhead:

    I'm hoping that all of us can start to think about how patriarchy and hierarchy has really diminished people's interest in museums and cultural centers, this will enliven your audience. It's just the right thing to do.

  3. Erik Pevernagie:

    Many are waiting for to the day they can say "Eureka!, I have found it! ". They are not waiting for some kind of device that has still to be invented. They are anticipating the moment all scattered pieces of their life can be gathered. All essential parts of the intricate make-up of their identity are waiting to be revealed and comprehended. The magic "Eureka moment" allows them to enliven and dress up their expectations for the future. (“Waiting for Eureka” )


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