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Definition of Animate

Animate

  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.
  3. To give spirit or vigor to; to stimulate or incite; to inspirit; to rouse; to enliven.
  4. Endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively.

Animate Quotations

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
Orison Swett Marden

Our notion of the perfect society embraces the family as its center and ornament, and this paradise is not secure until children appear to animate and complete the picture.
Amos Bronson Alcott

I believe that all centers that appear in space - whether they originate in biology, in physical forces, in pure geometry, in color - are alike simply in that they all animate space. It is this animated space that has its functional effect upon the world, that determines the way things work, that governs the presence of harmony and life.
Christopher Alexander

The jealousy and resentment that animate the terrorists also affect many of our former cold war allies.
Richard Perle

When sperm and egg unite, something goes from inanimate to animate. It is life.
Mitt Romney
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Animate Translations

animate in Dutch is bezielen, verlevendigen
animate in French is vivifier, animer, animez, animent, animons
animate in Italian is animare
animate in Spanish is calentar
animate in Swedish is animera
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