Definitions for enlivenɛnˈlaɪ vən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•liv•enɛnˈlaɪ vən(v.t.)

  1. to make vigorous, active, or lively; invigorate; animate.

  2. to make sprightly or cheerful; brighten; gladden.

Origin of enliven:

1625–35; obs. enlive to give life to (en -1+life ) + -en1

en•liv′en•ment(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

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

    heighten or intensify

    "These paintings exalt the imagination"

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

    make lively

    "let's liven up this room a bit"

Wiktionary

  1. enliven(Verb)

    To give life or spirit to; to revive or animate.

  2. enliven(Verb)

    To make more lively, cheerful or interesting.

    The game was much enlivened when both teams scored within five minutes of each other.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enliven(verb)

    to give life, action, or motion to; to make vigorous or active; to excite; to quicken; as, fresh fuel enlivens a fire

  2. Enliven(verb)

    to give spirit or vivacity to; to make sprightly, gay, or cheerful; to animate; as, mirth and good humor enliven a company; enlivening strains of music


Translations for enliven

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

enliven(verb)

to make (more) lively

I tried to think of something that might enliven the class.

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