[adj] endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness; "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence
[adj] endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life; "we are animate beings"
[adj] (linguistics) belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings; "the word `dog' is animate"
[adj] relating to animal life as distinct from plant life; "animate life"
[v] give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"
[v] make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit"
[v] give life-like qualities to; "animated cartoons"
[v] heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination"
animise, animize, enliven, enliven, exalt, inspire, invigorate, invigorate, liven, liven up, quicken, reanimate, recreate, renovate, repair, revive, revivify, sensate, sentient, vivify