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vivify

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Pronunciation: /ˈvɪvɪfʌɪ
 
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Definition of vivify in English:

verb (vivifies, vivifying, vivified)

[with object]
Make more lively or interesting; enliven: outings vivify learning for children
More example sentences
  • The academy would choose, on the other hand, to flatten human experience; Pinker may be a materialist but one that sees this universality; therefore, he vivifies - encourages our sense of three-dimensionality.
  • Augmenting and vivifying its collections is part of its raison d' être and a duty.
  • To vivify the world is one responsibility of a poet.

Origin

late Middle English: from French vivifier, from late Latin vivificare, from Latin vivus 'living', from vivere 'to live'.

Derivatives

vivification

1
Pronunciation: /-fɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • This Spirit is a Spirit of vivification to them for He is the Spirit of life, and makes them live unto righteousness, ‘And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes.’
  • They are vivifications of the meaning of interaction between people, as an engagement with contemporary society.
  • It is particularly in the context of this duality that vivification and animation find a correspondence to the perception of space or time and attention.

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