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animateverb [T]

us   /ˈæn·əˌmeɪt/
to cause someone or something to be more active or full of life: He knows exactly what to say to animate a crowd.
(Definition of animate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “animate”
in Spanish animar…
in Vietnamese làm sinh động…
in Malaysian menghidupkan…
in Thai ทำให้มีชีวิตชีวา…
in French animer…
in German beleben…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有生命的,活的…
in Turkish canlı, yaşayan…
in Russian живой, одушевленный…
in Indonesian menghidupkan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有生命的,活的…
in Polish ożywiony…
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