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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb animate:

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Definition of the adjective animate

What does animate mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings
  2. endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life
  3. endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness

Alternative definition of the adjective animate


  1. That which lives.
  2. Possessing the quality or ability of motion.
  3. Dynamic, energetic.
  4. [context: grammar, of a noun or pronoun] Having a referent that includes a human or animal.
  5. [context: grammar] Inflected to agree with an animate noun or pronoun.

Definition of the verb animate

What does animate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: animated | animating | animates

  1. heighten or intensify
  2. give lifelike qualities to
    • example: animated cartoons
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of animate: animise / animize
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
  3. make lively
  4. give new life or energy to

Alternative definition of the verb animate


  1. [transitive] To impart motion or the appearance of motion to.


Animate Ltd. is the retailing arm of MOVIC and is the largest retailer of anime, games, and manga in Japan. The first and headquarters store of Animate opened in 1983 and is located in Ikebukuro, a district in Tokyo, Japan.


  1. "Animate" is a composition.
  2. "Animate" is a musical album of Nobukazu Takemura.
    • released in (14 years ago)

Phrases with Animate

  1. animate being
  2. animate thing
  3. Transitive Animate

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Animate

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Google previewThe Klamath Indians of Southwestern Oregon: Dictionary: Klamath-English; English-Klamath (1890)

by Albert Samuel Gatschet

Thus it may be seen from the prefix attached to many terms, whether the action or state refers to one or many, or to a long, flat, threadlike, round, bulky, erect, animate being or inanimate thing. For the sake of brevity, shape and number could ...

Google previewThe Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters (2016)

by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

AnImAte. Humans have long demonstrated a readiness to attribute human-like character and motivation to everyday objects, sometimes for allegorical purposes , sometimes for amusement, and sometimes in fear. Written records of talking ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Tauya (2013)

by Lorna MacDonald

Verbs show agreement in person and in number with core arguments which are animate; they show agreement in person only with core arguments which are inanimate (see 5.1.1., 5.1.3.). Animacy also has an effect on case marking, that is, ...

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Small photo of Zoetrope and Praxinoscope Animate Viewers and Devices to show Animated Films in a studio - January 2014Small photo of Milan, Italy July 13, 2013: Piazza Duomo, a multitude of people animate the square in front of the main symbol of the city, the Duomo.Small photo of ANIMATE word on blockSmall photo of Tokyo, Japan - July 5, 2017: Animate Ikebukuro Main Store. Place where the product is sell about Anime, Manga, Anime Goods, Books, CD etc.Small photo of Tokyo, JP - JULY 3, 2017: The billboard of "Your Name.", the great famous movie animation showing in front of Animate cartoon shop.Small photo of Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes – every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.Small photo of PENISCOLA, SPAIN - JULY 23, 2017: Animate street in the old town of Peniscola, Castellon, Spain. More...

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Quotes about Animate

In all thy undertakings, let a reasonable assurance animate thy endeavors if thou despairest of success, thou shalt not succeed. (Akhenaton)
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Scrabble value of A1N1I1M3A1T1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of ANIMATE

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