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Adjective: animated  'a-nu,mey-tid
  1. Having life, vigour or spirit
    "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news"; "an animated and expressive face";
    - alive
  2. Made to appear to move as living creatures do
    "an animated cartoon"; "animated puppets"
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: enlivened, full of life, lively, moving, reanimated, revived, spirited, vital

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

Antonym: unanimated

Encyclopedia: Animated