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;
encourage, hearten, inspire, exhilarate, thrill, excite, fire, arouse, rouse, stir, stimulate, galvanize, electrify
North American informal light a fire under
[Antonyms] depress, inhibit
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