Enliven Definition

Other Enliven Definition

[v] make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit"
[v] heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination"


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Antonyms

blunt, deaden

Misc. Definitions

\En*liv"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enlivened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enlivening}.] [Pref. en- + liven.].
1. To give life, action, or motion to; to make vigorous or active; to excite; to quicken; as, fresh fuel enlivens a fire. Lo! of themselves th' enlivened chessmen move. --Cowley.
2. To give spirit or vivacity to; to make sprightly, gay, or cheerful; to animate; as, mirth and good humor enliven a company; enlivening strains of music. Syn: To animate; rouse; inspire; cheer; encourage; comfort; exhilarate; inspirit; invigorate.

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