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Synonyms for Animate (same or very similar meaning)

WordNet sense 1 (heighten or intensify):
enliven, exalt, inspire, invigorate

WordNet sense 2 (give lifelike qualities to):
animise, animize

WordNet sense 3 (make lively):
liven, liven up

WordNet sense 4 (endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness):

WordNet sense 5 (give new life or energy to):
quicken, reanimate, recreate, renovate, repair, revive, revivify, vivify, recreate, repair

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