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Adjective: animating  'a-nu,mey-ting
  1. Giving spirit and vivacity
    "Students will test their knowledge of object motion by viewing animating sequences of pictures that model a set of physical conditions";
    - enlivening
Verb: animate  a-nu-mut
  1. Heighten or intensify
    "These paintings animate the imagination";
    - inspire, invigorate, enliven, exalt
  2. Give lifelike qualities to
    "animated cartoons";
    - animize, animise [Brit]
  3. Make lively
    - enliven, liven, liven up, invigorate
  4. Give new life or energy to
    "A hot soup will animate me";
    - recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify

See also: invigorating

Type of: alter, arouse, brace, change, energise [Brit], energize, excite, modify, perk up, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir

Encyclopedia: Animating