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Definitions of animate:
  • verb:   give new life or energy to
  • verb:   heighten or intensify
  • verb:   give life-like qualities to
    Example: "Animated cartoons"
  • verb:   make lively
  • adjective:   endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life
    Example: "We are animate beings"
  • adjective:   belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings
    Example: "The word `dog' is animate"
  • adjective:   endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness

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