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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make or become more lively: liven up a party; a discussion that livened up.

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  • v. To cause to be more lively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

  • v. make lively

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