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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ At this age, children are still unable to distinguish between animate and inanimate objects.
▪ An hour later he was in Chesney, having seen no animate thing but two bumble bees and a rook.
▪ For most philosophers of classical antiquity the world was both animate and divine.
▪ For, instance, inanimate objects are typically easier to identify than animate objects.
▪ That the environment is not animate enough to want to communicate with us is irrelevant.
▪ The whole Universe animate and inanimate, past, present and future is within me.
▪ They were animate, versatile, and extremely fast.
▪ All the energy and excitement in this live-action remake of the much-loved Disney animated film went into merchandizing and marketing.
▪ But if live-action film is one of the most collaborative of arts, animated film is even more so.
▪ The two animated films are the No. 1 and No. 2 top-selling movie videos of all time.
animated cartoon/film/feature etc
▪ All the energy and excitement in this live-action remake of the much-loved Disney animated film went into merchandizing and marketing.
▪ Application Discuss animated cartoons with your students.
▪ Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film ever nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
▪ Give them the following information: Every time you see an animated cartoon you are seeing a series of pictures.
▪ The two animated films are the No. 1 and No. 2 top-selling movie videos of all time.
▪ There is a large selection of animated cartoons produced for children.
▪ The same basic principles of animation can be applied when animating 3-D objects, where in fact perspective is usually built-in anyway.
▪ Visitors animate the street and are catered for, but only the quietness is disturbed and the village remains unspoiled.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Animate \An"i*mate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Animated; p. pr. & vb. n. Animating.] [L. animatus, p. p. of animare, fr. anima breath, soul; akin to animus soul, mind, Gr. ? wind, Skr. an to breathe, live, Goth. us-anan to expire (us- out), Icel. ["o]nd breath, anda to breathe, OHG. ando anger. Cf. Animal.]

  1. To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken; as, the soul animates the body.

  2. To give powers to, or to heighten the powers or effect of; as, to animate a lyre.

  3. To give spirit or vigor to; to stimulate or incite; to inspirit; to rouse; to enliven.

    The more to animate the people, he stood on high . . . and cried unto them with a loud voice.

    Syn: To enliven; inspirit; stimulate; exhilarate; inspire; instigate; rouse; urge; cheer; prompt; incite; quicken; gladden.


Animate \An"i*mate\, a. [L. animatus, p. p.] Endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively.

The admirable structure of animate bodies.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1530s, "to fill with boldness or courage," from Latin animatus past participle of animare "give breath to," also "to endow with a particular spirit, to give courage to," from anima "life, breath" (see animus). Sense of "give life to" in English attested from 1742. Related: Animated; animating.


"alive," late 14c., from Latin animatus (see animate (v.)).

  1. 1 That which lives. 2 Possessing the quality or ability of motion. 3 dynamic, energetic. 4 (context grammar of a noun or pronoun English) Having a referent that includes a human or animal. 5 (context grammar English) inflected to agree with an animate noun or pronoun. v

  2. 1 (context transitive English) To impart motion or the appearance of motion to. 2 (context transitive English) To give spirit or vigour to; to stimulate or enliven; to inspirit.

  1. adj. belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings; "the word `dog' is animate" [ant: inanimate]

  2. endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life; "we are animate beings" [ant: inanimate]

  3. endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness; "the living knew themselves just sentient puppets on God's stage"- T.E.Lawrence [syn: sentient] [ant: insentient]

  1. v. heighten or intensify; "These paintings exalt the imagination" [syn: inspire, invigorate, enliven, exalt]

  2. give life-like qualities to; "animated cartoons" [syn: animize, animise]

  3. make lively; "let's liven up this room a bit" [syn: enliven, liven, liven up, invigorate] [ant: deaden]

  4. give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health" [syn: recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify]


is the retailing arm of MOVIC and is the largest retailer of anime, games, and manga in Japan. The first and headquarters store of Animate opened in 1983 and is located in Ikebukuro, a district in Tokyo, Japan.

Animate (disambiguation)

Animate Co., Ltd. is a Japanese anime retailer. This may also refer to:

  • "Animate", a song by Rush from their 1993 album Counterparts
  • Animation, an optical illusion of motion created by the consecutive display of images of static elements
  • Animacy (animate vs inanimate), a grammatical category, usually of nouns
  • Animate Objects, a hip hop band

Usage examples of "animate".

The ubiquitous geocomputing network there was crude compared to the varied services on Earth, but it did the job, and did it without inserting animated advertorials, which was a blessing.

Over in one corner, a bulbous Aalan was in animated conversation with a hermaphroditic CloBonner concerning ambisexual ethics.

The animating power, they believe, is destroyed, and the body returns to the dust.

Its waste is a wanton expenditure, which robs the blood of its richness and exhausts the body of its animating powers.

His soldiers, animated with martial and religious enthusiasm, assaulted the camp of Litorius.

Romania and Anatolia, so often torn asunder by private ambition, were animated by a strong and invincible tendency of cohesion.

Constantius had declared his intention of deciding the quarrel in the fields of Cibalis, a name that would animate his troops by the remembrance of the victory, which, on the same auspicious ground, had been obtained by the arms of his father Constantine.

The bookseller led the way back to his desk, where he rummaged among the litter and finally found a scrap of paper on which he had written: Being myself animated by feelings of affection toward my fellowmen, I am saddened by the modern system of advertising.

And it had never seemed more worth it than tonight, Clair thought, her features animated.

He possessed a certain vicious charm that constituted something of an attractant to the ladies and allowed him to get into places and away with things that defeated less animated types like Codd and Johns.

Therefore in these myths, which are found over so many thousand square leagues, we cannot be in error in perceiving a reflex of their cosmogonical traditions already discussed, in which from the winds and the waters, represented here under their emblems of the bird and the dog, all animate life proceeded.

Above all those beauties, I could see the shape of two globes which Apelles would have taken for the model of those of his lovely Venus, and the rapid, inequal movement of which proved to me that those ravishing hillocks were animated.

Her cold and distant manner repelled me, but I loved her, and I had never seen her so beautiful, a slight fever animating her complexion which was then truly dazzling in its beauty.

Captain Desai, and his attitude often resulted in conversations with her on these and related topics that could be, for lack of a better word, animated.

It has been supposed that no common motive could have animated them to such lavish expenditure of money, time, and labor as the process of embalming required.