(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. liven, impel; cheer, enliven, enspirit, encourage, inspire. —adj. lively; living. See cheerfulness, excitement, activity, cause, life.Ant., kill, stifle; dead.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. alive, breathing, moving, animated; see alive 1 .
See Synonym Study at alive . v.
1. [To give life or spirit to]
Syn. activate, enliven, vitalize, vivify, stimulate, quicken, energize, invigorate, arouse, exhilarate, liven up, charge, charge up, inspirit, encourage, spark, galvanize, stir, inform, put life into, breathe New life into, bring to life, revive, revitalize, revivify, endow with life, imbue with life, furnish with vital principle, perk up.
2. [To incite]
Syn. inspire, arouse, excite, motivate; see encourage 2 , incite .
Syn.- animate implies making alive or lively [ an animated conversation ] or the imparting of motion or activity [ an animated doll ] ; to quicken is to rouse to action that which is lifeless or inert [ the rebuff quickened my resolution ] ; exhilarate implies an enlivening or elevation of the spirits; stimulate implies a rousing from inertia, inactivity, or lethargy, as if by goading; invigorate means to fill with vigor or energy in a physical sense [ an invigorating walk ] ; vitalize implies the imparting of vigor or animation in a nonphysical sense [ to vitalize a dull story ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. alive living, breathing, vital. animated, dynamic, vigorous, lively.
ANT.: 1. dead, lifeless. 2. sluggish, dispirited
enliven, breathe life into, vitalize, activate, invigorate, stimulate, quicken.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To make alive: quicken, vitalize, vivify. See LIVE. 2. To make lively or animated: brighten, enliven, light1. See HAPPY. 3. To raise the spirits of: buoy (up), elate, elevate, exhilarate, flush, inspire, inspirit, lift, uplift. Obsolete: exalt. See HAPPY. 4. To impart courage, inspiration, and resolution to: cheer (on), embolden, encourage, inspire, inspirit, motivate. See HELP. 5. To arouse the emotions of; make ardent: enkindle, fire, impassion, inspire, kindle, stir1. See EXCITE. 6. To arouse to action or put in motion: activate, actuate. See ACTION. II adjective Marked by or exhibiting life: alive, animated, live2, living, vital. See LIVE.

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