animate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin animatus, past participle of animare (to fill with breath, quicken, encourage, animate), from anima (breath); see anima.

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  • Adjective:
    • enPR: ăn'ĭmət, ăn'əmət, IPA(key): /ˈænɪmət/, /ˈænəmət/
    • (file)
  • Verb:
    • enPR: ăn'ĭmāt, ăn'əmāt IPA(key): /ˈænɪmeɪt/, /ˈænəmeɪt/
    • (file)

Adjective[edit]

animate (comparative more animate, superlative most animate)

  1. That which lives.
  2. Possessing the quality or ability of motion.
  3. Dynamic, energetic.
    She is an engaging and animate speaker.
  4. (grammar, of a noun or pronoun) Having a referent that includes a human or animal.
    The English pronouns he and she are animate, while it is inanimate.
  5. (grammar) Inflected to agree with an animate noun or pronoun.

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animate (third-person singular simple present animates, present participle animating, simple past and past participle animated)

  1. (transitive) To impart motion or the appearance of motion to.
    If we animate the model, we can see the complexity of the action.
  2. (transitive) To give spirit or vigour to; to stimulate or enliven; to inspirit.
    • Knolles
      The more to animate the people, he stood on high [] and cried unto them with a loud voice.

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Adverb[edit]

animate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of animi

Italian[edit]

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animate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of animare
  2. second-person plural imperative of animare
  3. feminine plural of animato

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

animāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of animō