from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive & intransitive verb To make or become more lively.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To put life into; enliven; make more brisk; rouse: generally with up: as, to liven up a fire, or a despondent person.
  • To become lively or more lively; generally with up: as, he livened up a bit after dinner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb to make lively; -- sometimes used with up.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive and intransitive To cause to be more lively.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb make lively


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