His fingers were rubbing back and forth on the photo, as if he was trying to animate his baby back to life.
Investors clearly believe in the value of patents and the inventions they animate.
It is the economic questions—about the gap between rich and poor—that animate the party now.
I admire his vision in his domestic affairs and the deeply Jewish values that seem to animate him.
The other woman who is intelligent and accomplished, as well as beautiful, is harder to reduce to animate object.
His name and memory were all that was left to animate us through the difficulties that were yet before us.
It was an animate statue to the excellence of good, clean living.
They took the torch with them, and as they moved up the corridor the darkness slunk behind them like an animate thing.
No sound escaped her lips; no thought for herself or for others seemed to animate her.
The object gazed at may be inanimate or animate, but he sees not its natural form; his adored deity appears in everything.
"alive," late 14c., from Latin animatus (see animate (v.)).