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Verb: enliven  en'lI-vun
  1. Heighten or intensify
    "These paintings enliven the imagination";
    - inspire, animate, invigorate, exalt
     
  2. Make lively
    - liven, liven up, invigorate, animate

Derived forms: enlivened, enlivens, enlivening

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

Antonym: deaden