Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb animate

4 senses of animate

Sense 1
inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt -- (heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination")
       => stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir -- (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country")

Sense 2
animize, animise, animate -- (give lifelike qualities to; "animated cartoons")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
enliven, liven, liven up, invigorate, animate -- (make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit")
       => stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up -- (cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate")

Sense 4
animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify -- (give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health")
       => stimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk up -- (cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate")

Antonyms of adj animate

3 senses of animate

Sense 1
animate (vs. inanimate) -- (belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings; "the word `dog' is animate")

inanimate (vs. animate) -- (belonging to the class of nouns denoting nonliving things; "the word `car' is inanimate")

Sense 2
animate (vs. inanimate) -- (endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life; "we are animate beings")

inanimate (vs. animate), nonliving, non-living -- (not endowed with life; "the inorganic world is inanimate"; "inanimate objects")
        => nonconscious -- (relating to the lack of consciousness of inanimate things)

Sense 3
sentient (vs. insentient), animate -- (endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness; "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence)


Similarity of adj animate

3 senses of animate

Sense 1
animate (vs. inanimate) -- (belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings; "the word `dog' is animate")

Sense 2
animate (vs. inanimate) -- (endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life; "we are animate beings")

Sense 3
sentient (vs. insentient), animate -- (endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness; "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence)
       => sensate -- (having physical sensation; "sensate creatures")

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