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Animate (v. t.) To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken; as, the soul animates the body.
Animate (v. t.) To give powers to, or to heighten the powers or effect of; as, to animate a lyre.
Animate (v. t.) To give spirit or vigor to; to stimulate or incite; to inspirit; to rouse; to enliven.
Animate (a.) Endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively.