What does animate mean?

Definitions for animate
ˈæn əˌmeɪt; -mɪtan·i·mate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. animateadjective

    belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings

    "the word `dog' is animate"

  2. animateadjective

    endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life

    "we are animate beings"

  3. sentient, animateverb

    endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness

    "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence

  4. inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exaltverb

    heighten or intensify

    "These paintings exalt the imagination"

  5. animize, animise, animateverb

    give lifelike qualities to

    "animated cartoons"

  6. enliven, liven, liven up, invigorate, animateverb

    make lively

    "let's liven up this room a bit"

  7. animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivifyverb

    give new life or energy to

    "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"

Wiktionary

  1. animateverb

    To impart motion or the appearance of motion to.

    If we animate the model, we can see the complexity of the action.

    Etymology: From animatus, past participle of animare, from anima; see anima.

  2. animateadjective

    That which lives.

    Etymology: From animatus, past participle of animare, from anima; see anima.

  3. animateadjective

    Possessing the quality or ability of motion.

    Etymology: From animatus, past participle of animare, from anima; see anima.

  4. animateadjective

    Dynamic, energetic.

    She is an engaging and animate speaker.

    Etymology: From animatus, past participle of animare, from anima; see anima.

  5. animateadjective

    Having a referent that includes a human or animal.

    The English pronouns he and she are animate, while it is inanimate.

    Etymology: From animatus, past participle of animare, from anima; see anima.

  6. animateadjective

    Inflected to agree with an animate noun or pronoun.

    Etymology: From animatus, past participle of animare, from anima; see anima.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Animateverb

    to give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken; as, the soul animates the body

    Etymology: [L. animatus, p. p.]

  2. Animateverb

    to give powers to, or to heighten the powers or effect of; as, to animate a lyre

    Etymology: [L. animatus, p. p.]

  3. Animateverb

    to give spirit or vigor to; to stimulate or incite; to inspirit; to rouse; to enliven

    Etymology: [L. animatus, p. p.]

  4. Animateadjective

    endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively

    Etymology: [L. animatus, p. p.]

Freebase

  1. Animate

    Animate Ltd. is the retailing arm of MOVIC and is the largest retailer of anime, games, and manga in Japan. The first and headquarters store of Animate opened in 1983 and is located in Ikebukuro, a district in Tokyo, Japan.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Animate

    an′im-āt, v.t. to give life to: to enliven or inspirit: to actuate.—adj. living: possessing animal life.—adj. An′imated, lively: full of spirit: endowed with life.—adv. Animat′edly.—p.adj. An′imating.—adv. Animat′ingly.—ns. Animā′tion, liveliness: vigour; An′imator, he who, or that which, animates. [See Animal.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. animate

    The giving power or encouragement.--To animate a battery, to place guns in its embrasures.--To animate a needle, to magnetize it.--To animate the crew in various ways for any special duty.

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  1. aminate

  2. amentia

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of animate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of animate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of animate in a Sentence

  1. Brad Todd:

    Some of those primaries will animate elements of their base, including some donors, more than the general elections.

  2. Adam Valdez:

    We do a lot of painstaking research into how real animals move, how their muscles and skin behave ... and then in the computer, we recreate all these things, an artist, like an animator, has to sit down and actually hand animate that eye, hand animate that face so that every little subtle nuance is represented.

  3. Brad Todd:

    That doesn't mean that a party can't win. some of those primaries will animate elements of their base, including some donors, more than the general elections.

  4. John Adams:

    It should be your care, therefore, and mine, to elevate the minds of our children and exalt their courage; to accelerate and animate their industry and activity; to excite in them an habitual contempt of meanness, abhorrence of injustice and inhumanity, and an ambition to excel in every capacity, faculty, and virtue. If we suffer their minds to grovel and creep in infancy, they will grovel all their lives.

  5. Margaret Fuller:

    It does not follow because many books are written by persons born in America that there exists an American literature. Books which imitate or represent the thoughts and life of Europe do not constitute an American literature. Before such can exist, an original idea must animate this nation and fresh currents of life must call into life fresh thoughts along the shore.

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