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English definition of “animate”

animate

adjective uk   /ˈæn.ɪ.mət/ us  
having life: animate beingsLife and living

animate

verb [T] uk   /ˈæn.ɪ.meɪt/ us  
to make someone seem more happy or active: A sparkle in his eyes animated his face whenever he smiled.Making people excited and interestedInspiration and inspiring
(Definition of animate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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