animate

verb 'anɪmeɪt
1》 give life or vigour to.
2》 give (a film or character) the appearance of movement using animation techniques.
adjective 'anɪmət alive or having life.
Derivatives
animator noun
Origin
ME: from L. animat-, animare, from anima 'life, soul'.

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  • animate — [an′i māt΄; ] for adj. [, an′əmit] vt. animated, animating [< L animatus, pp. of animare, to make alive, fill with breath < anima: see ANIMAL] 1. to give life to; bring to life 2. to make energetic or spirited 3. to stimulate to action or… …   English World dictionary

  • Animate — An i*mate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Animated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Animating}.] [L. animatus, p. p. of animare, fr. anima breath, soul; akin to animus soul, mind, Gr. ? wind, Skr. an to breathe, live, Goth. us anan to expire (us out), Icel. [ o]nd… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Animate — bezeichnet: Animate (Unternehmen), eine auf Anime und Manga spezialisierte Kaufhauskette in Japan Animate e.V., einen österreichischen Manga und Anime Verein Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • animate — [adj1] alive breathing, live, living, mortal, moving, viable, vital, zoetic; concept 539 Ant. dead animate [adj2] lively activated, active, alert, animated, dynamic, energized, gay, happy, spirited, vivacious; concept 401 Ant. discouraged, dull,… …   New thesaurus

  • Animate — An i*mate, a. [L. animatus, p. p.] Endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively. [1913 Webster] The admirable structure of animate bodies. Bentley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • animate — adj *living, alive, animated, vital Analogous words: physical, corporeal, *bodily: animal, *carnal, fleshly Antonyms: inanimate Contrasted words: lifeless, *dead animate vb …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • animate — index conscious (awake), exhort, generate, incite, inspire, live (conscious), motivate …   Law dictionary

  • animate — ► VERB 1) bring to life or activity. 2) give (a film or character) the appearance of movement using animation. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ alive; having life. DERIVATIVES animator noun. ORIGIN Latin animare, from anima life, soul …   English terms dictionary

  • Animate — Infobox Company company name = Animate Co. Ltd. company company slogan = Your favorite place for your pleasure and dream. company type = foundation = 1983 location = Tokyo, Japan industry = Retail homepage = [http://www.animate.co.jp/ Official… …   Wikipedia

  • animate — animately, adv. animateness, n. animatingly, adv. v. /an euh mayt /; adj. /an euh mit/, v., animated, animating, adj. v.t. 1. to give life to; make alive: God animated the dust. 2. to make lively, vivacious, or vigorous; give zest or spirit to:… …   Universalium

  • animate — {{11}}animate (adj.) alive, late 14c., from L. animatus (see ANIMATE (Cf. animate) (v.)). {{12}}animate (v.) 1530s, to fill with boldness or courage, from L. animatus pp. of animare give breath to, also to endow with a particular spirit, to give… …   Etymology dictionary

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