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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Give new life or energy to. Give lifelike qualities to.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a verb, listen here, it means: Give new life or energy to. Give lifelike qualities to. Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Full of life. Living.

Usage examples (38)
  • Abstract Motion capture is the process of capturing the live motion of a person in order to animate a virtual character.
  • We are animate beings
  • The word `dog' is animate
  • Early vampires were portrayed as demons walking in animate dead corpses. for more
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  • ''Animate" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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