Simple Definition of enliven
: to make (something) more interesting, lively, or enjoyable
Full Definition of enliven
: to give life, action, or spirit to : animate <fresh flowers enliven the room>
Examples of enliven in a sentence
He enlivened his speech with a few jokes.
a soup enlivened by chili peppers
A few touches of color will enliven the room.
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Synonym Discussion of enliven
ENLIVEN Defined for Kids
Definition of enliven for Students
: to put life or spirit into <Games enlivened the party.>
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