animate

  • 1 animate — [an′i māt΄; ] for adj. [, an′əmit] vt. animated, animating [< L animatus, pp. of animare, to make alive, fill with breath < anima: see ANIMAL] 1. to give life to; bring to life 2. to make energetic or spirited 3. to stimulate to action or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Animate — bezeichnet: Animate (Unternehmen), eine auf Anime und Manga spezialisierte Kaufhauskette in Japan Animate e.V., einen österreichischen Manga und Anime Verein Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort… …

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  • 4 animate — [adj1] alive breathing, live, living, mortal, moving, viable, vital, zoetic; concept 539 Ant. dead animate [adj2] lively activated, active, alert, animated, dynamic, energized, gay, happy, spirited, vivacious; concept 401 Ant. discouraged, dull,… …

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  • 5 Animate — An i*mate, a. [L. animatus, p. p.] Endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively. [1913 Webster] The admirable structure of animate bodies. Bentley. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 animate — adj *living, alive, animated, vital Analogous words: physical, corporeal, *bodily: animal, *carnal, fleshly Antonyms: inanimate Contrasted words: lifeless, *dead animate vb …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 animate — index conscious (awake), exhort, generate, incite, inspire, live (conscious), motivate …

    Law dictionary

  • 8 animate — ► VERB 1) bring to life or activity. 2) give (a film or character) the appearance of movement using animation. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ alive; having life. DERIVATIVES animator noun. ORIGIN Latin animare, from anima life, soul …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Animate — Infobox Company company name = Animate Co. Ltd. company company slogan = Your favorite place for your pleasure and dream. company type = foundation = 1983 location = Tokyo, Japan industry = Retail homepage = [http://www.animate.co.jp/ Official… …

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  • 10 animate — animately, adv. animateness, n. animatingly, adv. v. /an euh mayt /; adj. /an euh mit/, v., animated, animating, adj. v.t. 1. to give life to; make alive: God animated the dust. 2. to make lively, vivacious, or vigorous; give zest or spirit to:… …

    Universalium

  • 11 animate — {{11}}animate (adj.) alive, late 14c., from L. animatus (see ANIMATE (Cf. animate) (v.)). {{12}}animate (v.) 1530s, to fill with boldness or courage, from L. animatus pp. of animare give breath to, also to endow with a particular spirit, to give… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 animate — animates, animating, animated (The adjective is pronounced [[t]æ̱nɪmət[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]æ̱nɪmeɪt[/t]].) 1) ADJ Something that is animate has life, in contrast to things like stones and machines which do not. Natural philosophy… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 animate — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin animatus, past participle of animare to give life to, from anima breath, soul; akin to Old English ōthian to breathe, Latin animus spirit, Greek anemos wind, Sanskrit aniti he breathes Date: 15th …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 animate — 1. adjective /ˈænɪmət,ˈænəmət,ˈænɪmeɪt,ˈænəmeɪt/ a) That which lives. She is an engaging and animate speaker. b) Possessing the quality or ability of motion. The English pronouns he and she are animate, while it is inanimate …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 animate — an|i|mate1 [ ænı,meıt ] verb transitive to make someone or something more lively, active, or interested: Sports were the only thing that really animated him. an attempt to animate the discussion animate an|i|mate 2 [ ænımət ] adjective FORMAL… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 animate — I UK [ˈænɪmeɪt] / US [ˈænɪˌmeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms animate : present tense I/you/we/they animate he/she/it animates present participle animating past tense animated past participle animated to make someone or something more lively,… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 animate — verb (t) /ˈænəmeɪt / (say anuhmayt) (animated, animating) 1. to give life to; make alive. 2. to make lively, vivacious, or vigorous: *his fine heart still beating stoutly, but unable to animate his blank mind, or to sustain a spirit which had… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 animate — an|i|mate1 [ˈænımıt] adj formal [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of animare to give life to , from anima; ANIMAL1] living ≠ ↑inanimate ▪ animate beings animate 2 an|i|mate2 [ˈænımeıt] v [T] to give life or energy to something… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 animate — an•i•mate v. [[t]ˈæn əˌmeɪt[/t]] adj. [[t] mɪt[/t]] v. mat•ed, mat•ing, adj. 1) to give life to; make alive 2) to make lively or vigorous; enliven: Her presence animated the party[/ex] 3) to encourage 4) to move or stir to action; motivate 5) cvb …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 animate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. liven, impel; cheer, enliven, enspirit, encourage, inspire. adj. lively; living. See cheerfulness, excitement, activity, cause, life.Ant., kill, stifle; dead. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. alive,… …

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