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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Animate \An"i*mate\, verb (used with an object) [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.

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Animated \An"i*ma'ted\, adjective Endowed with life; full of life or spirit; indicating animation; lively; vigorous. "Animated sounds." --Pope. "Animated bust." --Gray. "Animated descriptions." --Lewis.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

animated

adjective

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"


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