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Synonyms for animateˈæn əˌmeɪt; -mɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. animate(adj)

    belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings

    Synonyms:
    sentient

    Antonyms:
    nonliving, inanimate, nonconscious, non-living

  2. animate(adj)

    endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life

    Synonyms:
    sentient

    Antonyms:
    inanimate, nonliving, nonconscious, non-living

  3. sentient, animate(verb)

    endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness

    Synonyms:
    animate, sentient

    Antonyms:
    nonconscious, inanimate, nonliving, non-living

  4. inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt(verb)

    heighten or intensify

    Synonyms:
    revivify, tickle pink, animate, quicken, glorify, laud, extol, enliven, beatify, cheer, vivify, animize, urge on, instigate, root on, liven up, renovate, invigorate, exhilarate, urge, inspire, exalt, proclaim, thrill, prompt, revolutionize, recreate, reinvigorate, animise, barrack, repair, exhort, inhale, reanimate, pep up, breathe in, liven, revolutionise, revive, inebriate

    Antonyms:
    nonliving, inanimate, nonconscious, non-living

  5. animize, animise, animate(verb)

    give lifelike qualities to

    Synonyms:
    recreate, enliven, invigorate, quicken, liven, revive, revivify, animise, renovate, liven up, exalt, animize, reanimate, vivify, animate, repair, inspire

    Antonyms:
    nonliving, non-living, inanimate, nonconscious

  6. enliven, liven, liven up, invigorate, animate(verb)

    make lively

    Synonyms:
    recreate, enliven, invigorate, animate, quicken, liven, revive, revivify, animise, renovate, liven up, exalt, animize, reanimate, vivify, reinvigorate, repair, inspire

    Antonyms:
    inanimate, nonconscious, nonliving, non-living

  7. animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify(verb)

    give new life or energy to

    Synonyms:
    speed up, furbish up, resuscitate, restitute, compensate, animate, remediate, quicken, fix, amend, enliven, mend, cheer, vivify, animize, accelerate, refurbish, liven up, renovate, bushel, invigorate, speed, inspire, exalt, resurrect, play, hearten, restore, freshen up, rectify, touch on, recompense, recreate, animise, remedy, resort, repair, come to, reanimate, embolden, liven, revive, revivify, whet, doctor, indemnify

    Antonyms:
    non-living, inanimate, nonliving, nonconscious

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. animate

    Alive applies to all degrees of life, from that which shows one to be barely existing or existent as a living thing, as when we say he is just alive, to that which implies the very utmost of vitality and power, as in the words "he is all alive," "thoroughly alive." So the word quick, which began by signifying "having life," is now mostly applied to energy of life as shown in swiftness of action. Breathing is capable of like contrast. We say of a dying man, he is still breathing; or we speak of a breathing statue, or "breathing and sounding, beauteous battle," Tennyson Princess can. v, l. 155, where it means having, or seeming to have, full and vigorous breath, abundant life. Compare ACTIVE; ALERT; NIMBLE.

    Synonyms:
    active, alert, alive, animated, breathing, brisk, existent, existing, live, lively, living, quick, subsisting, vivacious

    Antonyms:
    dead, deceased, defunct, dispirited, dull, inanimate, lifeless, spiritless

    Preposition:
    Alive in every nerve; alive to every noble impulse; alive with fervor, hope, resolve; alive through all his being.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. animate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    quicken, inform, make alive, give life to, vivify

  2. animate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    invigorate, fortify, revive, give vigor or energy to

  3. animate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    stimulate, waken, rouse, whet, incite, impel, excite, fire, heat, urge, provoke, warm, goad, kindle, prompt, work up, set on

  4. animate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    encourage, inspire, inspirit, embolden, enhearten, hearten, exhilarate, gladden, elate, elevate, flush, ERECT

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

encourage, liven


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