American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To give life to; fill with life.
- v. To impart interest or zest to; enliven: "The party was animated by all kinds of men and women” ( René Dubos).
- v. To fill with spirit, courage, or resolution; encourage. See Synonyms at encourage.
- v. To inspire to action; prompt.
- v. To impart motion or activity to.
- v. To make, design, or produce (a cartoon, for example) so as to create the illusion of motion.
- adj. Possessing life; living. See Synonyms at living.
- adj. Of or relating to animal life as distinct from plant life.
- adj. Belonging to the class of nouns that stand for living things: The word dog is animate; the word car is inanimate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To give natural life to; quicken; make alive: as, the soul animates the body.
- To affect with an appearance of life; inspire or actuate as if with life; bring into action or movement.
- To move or actuate the mind of; incite to mental action; prompt.
- To give spirit or vigor to; infuse courage, joy, or other enlivening passion into; stimulate: as, to animate dispirited troops.
- Synonyms To vivify. To revive, invigorate. To enliven, stimulate, inspirit, exhilarate, cheer, gladden, impel, urge on, prompt, incite.
- To become enlivened or exhilarated; rouse one's self.
- Alive; possessing animal life: as, “creatures animate,”
- Having the appearance of life; resembling that which is alive; lively.
- Pertaining to living things: as, “animate diseases,” Kirby and Spence, Entomol.
- In grammar, referring to living things as indicated by a difference of form in the designating word: said of gender in some languages. See the quotation.
- adj. That which lives.
- adj. Possessing the quality or ability of motion.
- adj. Dynamic, energetic.
- adj. grammar Having a referent that includes a human or animal.
- adj. grammar Inflected to agree with an animate noun or pronoun.
- v. transitive To impart motion or the appearance of motion to.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken.
- v. To give powers to, or to heighten the powers or effect of.
- v. To give spirit or vigor to; to stimulate or incite; to inspirit; to rouse; to enliven.
- adj. Endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively.
- adj. belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings
- adj. endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness
- adj. endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life
- v. give new life or energy to
- v. make lively
- v. give lifelike qualities to
- v. heighten or intensify
- From Latin animatus, past participle of animare ("to fill with breath, quicken, encourage, animate"), from anima ("breath"); see anima. (Wiktionary)
- Latin animāre, animāt-, from anima, soul. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Early vampires were portrayed as demons walking in animate dead corpses.”
“He and it are both appropriate, as in animate objects have zero feeling either.”
“Language, however, even if one imagines it as a certain animate creature (which would only be just), is not capable of ethical choice.”
“Between a stone, which is part of the body of the earth, and a leaf which is part of the body of a plant, and a lock of hair which is part of the body of a man, there may be certain unimportant chemical differences, justifying us in using the terms animate and inanimate.”
“We are faced with a "universe," then, made up entirely of living souls, manifested in so-called animate, or so-called inanimate bodies.”
“Some of these souls possess what we name animate bodies, others possess what we name inanimate bodies.”
“Unlike other jQuery functions, animations are automatically queued, so if you want to run a second animation once the first is finished then just call the animate method twice, no callback necessary.”
“For example, humans certainly seem to have an innate facility with the concepts of numbers, with mental representations of the idea of animate agents, with the concept that the world is composed (in some way) of discrete objects, etc.”
“Another way to animate is to use your 3D application's built-in physics engines, such as when your scene requires that objects fall.”
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