animateness

animate

[v. an-uh-meyt; adj. an-uh-mit]
verb (used with object), animated, animating.
1.
to give life to; make alive: God animated the dust.
2.
to make lively, vivacious, or vigorous; give zest or spirit to: Her presence animated the party.
3.
to fill with courage or boldness; encourage: to animate weary troops.
4.
to move or stir to action; motivate: He was animated by religious zeal.
5.
to give motion to: leaves animated by a breeze.
6.
to prepare or produce as an animated cartoon: to animate a children's story.
adjective
7.
alive; possessing life: animate creatures.
8.
lively: an animate expression of joy.
9.
of or relating to animal life.
10.
able to move voluntarily.
11.
Linguistics. belonging to a syntactic category or having a semantic feature that is characteristic of words denoting beings regarded as having perception and volition (opposed to inanimate ).

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English animat < Latin animātus filled with breath or air, quickened, animated (past participle of animāre). See anima, -ate1

animately, adverb
animateness, noun
animatingly, adverb
interanimate, verb (used with object), interanimated, interanimating.
nonanimate, adjective
nonanimating, adjective
nonanimatingly, adverb
semianimate, adjective
unanimating, adjective
unanimatingly, adverb


1. vivify, quicken, vitalize. 2. energize, fortify. Animate, invigorate, stimulate mean to enliven. To animate is to create a liveliness: Health and energy animated his movements. To invigorate means to give physical vigor, to refresh, to exhilarate: Mountain air invigorates. To stimulate is to arouse a latent liveliness on a particular occasion: Alcohol stimulates. 3. inspire, inspirit, hearten, arouse, exhilarate. 4. excite, incite, fire, urge, kindle, prompt.


1. kill. 7. dead.
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animate
 
vb
1.  to give life to or cause to come alive
2.  to make lively; enliven
3.  to encourage or inspire
4.  to impart motion to; move to action or work
5.  to record on film or video tape so as to give movement to: an animated cartoon
 
adj
6.  being alive or having life
7.  gay, spirited, or lively
 
[C16: from Latin animāre to fill with breath, make alive, from anima breath, spirit]

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animate
1530s, "to fill with boldness or courage,"from L. animatus pp. of animare "give breath to," also "to endow with a particular spirit, to give courage to," from anima "life, breath" (see animus). The adj. meaning "alive" is from c.1600.
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