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enliven

[en-lahy-vuhn]
verb (used with object)
1.
to make vigorous or active; invigorate: The wit of Mencken enlivened his age.
2.
to make sprightly or cheerful; brighten: Flowers enliven any room.

Origin:
1625–35; obsolete enlive to give life to (en-1 + life) + -en1

enlivener, noun
enliveningly, adverb
enlivenment, noun
unenlivened, adjective
unenlivening, adjective


1. animate, inspirit, vivify, stimulate, quicken. 2. gladden. See cheer.


2. depress.
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enliven (ɪnˈlaɪvən)
 
vb
1.  to make active, vivacious, or spirited; invigorate
2.  to make cheerful or bright; gladden or brighten
 
en'livener
 
n
 
en'livening
 
adj
 
en'livenment
 
n

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enliven
1633, from en- "make, put in" + liven (see live).
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