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English definition of “enliven”

enliven

verb [T] uk   /ɪnˈlaɪ.vən/ us  
to make something more interesting: The game was much enlivened when both teams scored within five minutes of each other.Making things betterBecoming better
(Definition of enliven from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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