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 animated

2 senses of animated

Sense 1
animated (vs. unanimated), alive -- (having life or vigor or spirit; "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news")

unanimated (vs. animated) -- (not animated or enlivened; dull)
        => lifeless -- (lacking animation or excitement or activity; "the party being dead we left early"; "it was a lifeless party until she arrived")
        => wan -- (lacking vitality as from weariness or illness or unhappiness; "a wan smile")

Sense 2
animated -- (made to appear to move as living creatures do; "an animated cartoon"; "animated puppets")

INDIRECT (VIA moving) -> still -- (used of pictures; of a single or static photograph not presented so as to create the illusion of motion; or representing objects not capable of motion; "a still photograph"; "Cezanne's still life of apples")

Similarity of adj animated

2 senses of animated

Sense 1
animated (vs. unanimated), alive -- (having life or vigor or spirit; "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news")
       => enlivened, spirited -- (made lively or spirited; "a meal enlivened by the music"; "a spirited debate")
       => full of life, lively, vital -- (full of spirit; "a dynamic full of life woman"; "a vital and charismatic leader"; "this whole lively world")
       => reanimated, revived -- (given fresh life or vigor or spirit; "stirred by revived hopes")

Sense 2
animated -- (made to appear to move as living creatures do; "an animated cartoon"; "animated puppets")
       => moving (vs. still) -- (used of a series of photographs presented so as to create the illusion of motion; "Her ambition was to be in moving pictures or `the movies'")

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