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

 en·liv·en /ɪnˈlaɪvən, ɛn-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 En·liv·en v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enlivened p. pr. & vb. n. Enlivening ] .
 1. To give life, action, or motion to; to make vigorous or active; to excite; to quicken; as, fresh fuel enlivens a fire.
    Lo! of themselves th' enlivened chessmen move.   --Cowley.
 2. To give spirit or vivacity to; to make sprightly, gay, or cheerful; to animate; as, mirth and good humor enliven a company; enlivening strains of music.
 Syn: -- To animate; rouse; inspire; cheer; encourage; comfort; exhilarate; inspirit; invigorate.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the
           imagination" [syn: inspire, animate, invigorate, exalt]
      2: make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit" [syn: liven,
          liven up, invigorate, animate] [ant: deaden]