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Webster 1913 Edition


Animate

An′i-mate

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Animated
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Animating
.]
[L.
animatus
, p. p. of
animare
, fr.
anima
breath, soul; akin to
animus
soul, mind, Gr. [GREEK] wind, Skr.
an
to breathe, live, Goth.
us-anan
to expire (
us-
out), Icel.
önd
breath,
anda
to breathe, OHG.
ando
anger. Cf.
Animal
.]
1.
To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken;
as, the soul
animates
the body
.
2.
To give powers to, or to heighten the powers or effect of;
as, to
animate
a lyre
.
Dryden.
3.
To give spirit or vigor to; to stimulate or incite; to inspirit; to rouse; to enliven.
The more to
animate
the people, he stood on high . . . and cried unto them with a loud voice.
Knolles.
Syn. – To enliven; inspirit; stimulate; exhilarate; inspire; instigate; rouse; urge; cheer; prompt; incite; quicken; gladden.

An′i-mate

,
Adj.
[L.
animatus
, p. p.]
Endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively.
The admirable structure of
animate
bodies.
Bentley.

Webster 1828 Edition


Animate

AN'IMATE

, v.t [L. amino. See Animal.]
1.
To give natural life to; to quicken; to make alive; as the soul animates the body.
2.
To give powers to, or to heighten the powers or effect of a thing; as, to animate a lyre.
3.
To give spirit or vigor; to infuse courage, joy, or other enlivening passion; to stimulate or incite; as, to animate dispirited troops.

Definition 2022


animate

animate

See also: anímate

English

Adjective

animate (comparative more animate, superlative most animate)

  1. That which lives.
  2. Possessing the quality or ability of motion.
  3. Dynamic, energetic.
    She is an engaging and animate speaker.
  4. (grammar, of a noun or pronoun) Having a referent that includes a human or animal.
    Nouns can be singular or plural, and one of two genders, animate or inanimate.
  5. (grammar) Inflected to agree with an animate noun or pronoun.

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Verb

animate (third-person singular simple present animates, present participle animating, simple past and past participle animated)

  1. (transitive) To impart motion or the appearance of motion to.
    If we animate the model, we can see the complexity of the action.
  2. (transitive) To give spirit or vigour to; to stimulate or enliven; to inspirit.
    • Knolles
      The more to animate the people, he stood on high [] and cried unto them with a loud voice.

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Esperanto

Adverb

animate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of animi

Italian

Verb

animate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of animare
  2. second-person plural imperative of animare
  3. feminine plural of animato

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Latin

Verb

animāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of animō