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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Enliven \En*liv"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enlivened; p. pr. &
vb. n. Enlivening.] [Pref. en- + liven.].
1. To give life, action, or motion to; to make vigorous or
active; to excite; to quicken; as, fresh fuel enlivens a
Lo! of themselves th' enlivened chessmen move.
2. To give spirit or vivacity to; to make sprightly, gay, or
cheerful; to animate; as, mirth and good humor enliven a
company; enlivening strains of music.
Syn: To animate; rouse; inspire; cheer; encourage; comfort;
exhilarate; inspirit; invigorate.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: made sprightly or cheerful [ant: unenlivened]
2: made lively or spirited; "a meal enlivened by the music"; "a
spirited debate" [syn: enlivened, spirited]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
24 Moby Thesaurus words for "enlivened":
aboveground, alive, alive and kicking, among the living, animate,
animated, breathing, capable of life, conscious, endowed with life,
existent, in the flesh, inspirited, instinct with life, live,
living, long-lived, quick, tenacious of life, very much alive,
viable, vital, vivified, zoetic
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