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 for animated
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.
     Animal.]
     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;
          gladden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Animated \An"i*ma`ted\, a.
     Endowed with life; full of life or spirit; indicating
     animation; lively; vigorous. "Animated sounds." --Pope.
     "Animated bust." --Gray. "Animated descriptions." --Lewis.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  animated
      adj 1: having life or vigor or spirit; "an animated and
             expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very
             animated when he heard the good news" [syn: animated,
             alive] [ant: unanimated]
      2: made to appear to move as living creatures do; "an animated
         cartoon"; "animated puppets"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  143 Moby Thesaurus words for "animated":
     aboveground, activated, active, activist, activistic, actuated,
     acute, aggressive, alert, alive, alive and kicking, all agog,
     among the living, animate, antic, anxious, ardent, automated, avid,
     bouncing, bouncy, breathing, breathless, breezy, brisk, bubbly,
     bursting to, cant, capable of life, capersome, chipper, coltish,
     conscious, desirous, dynamic, eager, ebullient, effervescent,
     endowed with life, energetic, energized, enlivened, enterprising,
     enthusiastic, excited, exhilarated, existent, exuberant, fervent,
     forceful, forcible, forward, frisky, frolicsome, full of beans,
     full of go, full of life, full of pep, gamesome, gay, go-go,
     hearty, high-spirited, impassioned, impatient, impelled, impetuous,
     in the flesh, incisive, inclined, inner-directed, inspirited,
     instinct with life, intense, invigorated, keen, kinetic, lifelike,
     live, lively, living, long-lived, lusty, mechanical, mercurial,
     mettlesome, militant, minded, motivated, moved, moving,
     other-directed, panting, passionate, peppy, perky, pert, playful,
     prompt, prompted, quick, quicksilver, raring to, ready,
     ready and willing, reanimated, recharged, recreated, refreshed,
     renewed, revived, robust, rollicking, rollicksome, rompish,
     skittish, smacking, snappy, spanking, spirited, sportive,
     sprightly, spry, stimulated, strenuous, strong, take-charge,
     take-over, tenacious of life, trenchant, very much alive, viable,
     vibrant, vigorous, vital, vivacious, vivid, vivified, zestful,
     zesty, zingy, zippy, zoetic
  
  

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