enliven


en·liv·en

verb \in-ˈlī-vən, en-\

: to make (something) more interesting, lively, or enjoyable

Full Definition of ENLIVEN

transitive verb
:  to give life, action, or spirit to :  animate <fresh flowers enliven the room>

Examples of ENLIVEN

  1. He enlivened his speech with a few jokes.
  2. a soup enlivened by chili peppers
  3. A few touches of color will enliven the room.

First Known Use of ENLIVEN

1604

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