from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To give or bring life to; animate: vivify a puppet; vivifying the brown grasslands.
- transitive v. To make more lively, intense, or striking; enliven: A smile may vivify a face.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To bring to life
- v. To impart vitality
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To endue with life; to make to be living; to quicken; to animate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make to be living; endue with life; animate; enliven; inspire as if with life.
- To impart life or animation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. give new life or energy to
- v. make more striking or animated
But if you don't "vivify" the mag, you miss the movies - the main attraction.
Authors in this genre now labor to find Gladwellian stories and characters to vivify the theories and studies that support their counterintuitive insights.
Her anguish over the unfairness of life and love can seem overwrought at times, but it's tolerable and really helps vivify her ordeals.
More spending -- a greater flow of money -- Hamilton understood, would "vivify and invigorate the channels of industry, and make them flow with greater activity and copiousness."
To a man and a woman, they vivify Dostoyevsky's wildly diverse and possessed-by-inner-demons figures.
Under them, the entire company -- most notably McLeavy as a tender-tough Stella and Tim Richards as unpolished but compassionate gentleman-caller Mitch -- vivify a revival that works to remind anyone who's forgotten that here's one of the handful of preeminent 20-century American plays.
In order to have a long view of history, of capital accumulation in few hands, to vivify our past, to nurture a healthy memory, to develop theoretical and class consciousness and knowledge, we always have to check out what we have said and what we were doing in the immediate past.
Jaswant Singh and Jinnah mercifully conspire to vivify the publishing industry.
The GOP is in a weakened state and something does have to be done to vivify the Party.
Thence must issue those poignant darts that newly vivify the expiring embers of languishing love. '
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