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Synonyms of animate in English:


  • a sense of excitement animated the whole school
    enliven, vitalize, give (new) life to, breathe (new) life into, energize, invigorate, revive, vivify, liven up, light up, cheer up, gladden;
    informal buck up, pep up, give someone a buzz, ginger up
    North American informal light a fire under
    rare inspirit
    [Antonyms] depress, inhibit
  • adjective

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  • an animate being
    archaic quick
    [Antonyms] inanimate
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