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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 an·i·mate /ˈænəmət/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 an·i·mate /ˈænəmət/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·i·mate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Animated; p. pr. & vb. n. Animating.]
 1. To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken; as, the soul animates the body.
 2. To give powers to, or to heighten the powers or effect of; as, to animate a lyre.
 3. To give spirit or vigor to; to stimulate or incite; to inspirit; to rouse; to enliven.
    The more to animate the people, he stood on high . . . and cried unto them with a loud voice.   --Knolles.
 Syn: -- To enliven; inspirit; stimulate; exhilarate; inspire; instigate; rouse; urge; cheer; prompt; incite; quicken; gladden.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 An·i·mate a.  Endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively.
    The admirable structure of animate bodies.   --Bentley.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings;
             "the word `dog' is animate" [ant: inanimate]
      2: endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life;
         "we are animate beings" [ant: inanimate]
      3: endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness; "the
         living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's
         stage"- T.E.Lawrence [syn: sentient] [ant: insentient]
      v 1: heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the
           imagination" [syn: inspire, invigorate, enliven, exalt]
      2: give life-like qualities to; "animated cartoons" [syn: animize,
      3: make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit" [syn: enliven,
          liven, liven up, invigorate] [ant: deaden]
      4: give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me";
         "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired
         my health" [syn: recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate,
          repair, quicken, vivify, revivify]