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 for Animate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Animate \An"i*mate\, v. 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. ? wind,
     Skr. an to breathe, live, Goth. us-anan to expire (us- out),
     Icel. ["o]nd breath, anda to breathe, OHG. ando anger. Cf.
     1. To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken; as,
        the soul animates the body.
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     2. To give powers to, or to heighten the powers or effect of;
        as, to animate a lyre. --Dryden.
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     3. To give spirit or vigor to; to stimulate or incite; to
        inspirit; to rouse; to enliven.
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              The more to animate the people, he stood on high . .
              . and cried unto them with a loud voice. --Knolles.
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     Syn: To enliven; inspirit; stimulate; exhilarate; inspire;
          instigate; rouse; urge; cheer; prompt; incite; quicken;
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Animate \An"i*mate\, a. [L. animatus, p. p.]
     Endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively.
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           The admirable structure of animate bodies. --Bentley.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: belonging to the class of nouns that denote living
             beings; "the word `dog' is animate" [ant: inanimate]
      2: endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life;
         "we are animate beings" [ant: inanimate, non-living,
      3: endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness; "the
         living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"-
         T.E.Lawrence [syn: sentient, animate] [ant: insensate,
      v 1: heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the
           imagination" [syn: inspire, animate, invigorate,
           enliven, exalt]
      2: give lifelike qualities to; "animated cartoons" [syn:
         animize, animise, animate]
      3: make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit" [syn:
         enliven, liven, liven up, invigorate, animate]
         [ant: blunt, deaden]
      4: give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me";
         "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my
         health" [syn: animate, recreate, reanimate, revive,
         renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  167 Moby Thesaurus words for "animate":
     aboveground, activate, activated, active, actuate, alert, alive,
     alive and kicking, among the living, animated, arouse, biological,
     biotic, boost, brace, brace up, breathe life into, breathing,
     brighten, bring into being, bring into existence, bring to life,
     brisk, brisken, buck up, buoy up, call into being,
     call into existence, cant, capable of life, cheer, chirk up,
     common gender, compel, conceive, conscious, drive, drive on,
     dynamic, dynamize, electrify, embolden, embue, encourage,
     endow with life, endowed with life, energize, energized, enliven,
     enlivened, exalt, excite, exhilarate, existent, feminine, fillip,
     fire, fire up, force, fortify, forward, foster, fresh up, freshen,
     freshen up, galvanize, gay, gender, give a lift, give an impetus,
     give birth, give life to, give momentum, gladden, goad, hearten,
     imbue, impel, in the flesh, inanimate, incite, infect, inflame,
     inform, infuse, infuse life into, inject, inoculate, inspire,
     inspirit, inspirited, instinct with life, invigorate, jazz up,
     keen, kindle, live, lively, liven, living, long-lived, masculine,
     motivate, move, move to action, moving, nerve, neuter, organic,
     organized, pep up, perk up, physiological, pick up, pique, power,
     promote, propel, provoke, put in motion, quick, quicken, reanimate,
     recreate, refresh, refreshen, regale, reinforce, reinvigorate,
     rejoice, rejoice the heart, renew, resuscitate, revitalize, revive,
     revivify, rouse, set agoing, set going, set in motion, set up,
     sharpen, snap up, spark, spirit, spirit up, spirited, sprightly,
     spur on, steel, stimulate, stir, strengthen, tenacious of life,
     thrust, very much alive, viable, vital, vitalize, vivacious,
     vivified, vivify, warm, whet, whip on, zip up, zoetic

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