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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 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 previewCocopa Dictionary (1989)

by James Mack Crawford

w iv few (animate) to be located; pa of wa iv sit, yak iv ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Americana : a popular dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, history, politics, and biography, brought down to the present time (1836)

Total animate agricult'l force, 24,632,446 The total human force applied to agriculture in G. Britain is, ...

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 ...

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Small photo of London, England - May 27, 2016: A series of vibrant and colourful cranes are used on this construction site to animate the Greenwich Peninsula Skyline alongside the River Thames in London, England.Small photo of London, England - May 27, 2016: A series of vibrant and colourful cranes are used on this construction site to animate the Greenwich Peninsula Skyline alongside the River Thames in London, England.Small photo of Milan, Italy - August 18, 2015: Piazza del Duomo , a multitude of people animate the square in front of the main symbol of the city, the Duomo (Cathedral)Small photo of ANIMATE word made with building blocksSmall photo of animate dark rice fieldSmall photo of Animate word on index paperSmall photo of animate golden rice field 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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