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bring (or come) to life

Definition of bring or come to life in English:

1Regain or cause to regain consciousness or return as if from death: all this was of great interest to her, as if she were coming to life after a long sleep
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  • He died and came to life again and hence conquered death.
1.1(With reference to a fictional character or inanimate object) cause or seem to be alive or real: he brings the character of MacDonald to life with power and precision all the puppets came to life again
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  • Children relate to puppets from their earliest years as they are used to making inanimate characters come to life.
  • Even better were the real life characters brought to life by the cast of players who were involved every week.
  • He had a supernatural presence, almost like a fictional character come to life.
1.2Make or become active, lively, or interesting: soon, with the return of the peasants and fishermen, the village comes to life again you can bring any room to life with these coordinating cushions
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  • It never ceased to amaze him how she could make a long reading assignment come to life and be interesting.
  • The village of Gorthganny came to life with the sound of traditional music, song & dance recently.
  • Houses have stories to tell, and it's only in the hands of a good guide that the anecdote-laden rooms truly come to life.
become active, come alive, wake up, awaken, arouse, rouse, stir
literary waken
See parent entry: life
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