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animate (AN uh mayt") (verb), animates; animated; animating
1. To make someone or something lively; to give life to: Within a short time after watering the flowers, which were almost dying, the leaves stood up straight and the flowers brightened up or were animated as well.
2. To rouse or inspire a person to take action or to have strong feelings or actions: Jack drank too much wine which seemed to animate him into talking too much and laughing too loudly.
3. To bring someone or something into motions or the appearance of movements: Having strong coffee in the morningĀ energizes orĀ animates some people so that they can proceed with the tasks of the day.
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