What does enliven mean?

Definitions for enlivenɛnˈlaɪ vən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word enliven.

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"


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Enliven

    en-līv′n, v.t. to put life into: to excite or make active: to make sprightly or cheerful: to animate.—ns. Enliv′ener; Enliv′enment.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enliven in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enliven in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Erik Pevernagie:

    Many are waiting for to the day they can say "Eureka!, I have found it! ". They are not waiting for some kind of device that has still to be invented. They are anticipating the moment all scattered pieces of their life can be gathered. All essential parts of the intricate make-up of their identity are waiting to be revealed and comprehended. The magic "Eureka moment" allows them to enliven and dress up their expectations for the future. (“Waiting for Eureka” )

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