verb \ˈlī-vən\

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

: to become more lively, interesting, or exciting

liv·enedliv·en·ing \ˈlī-və-niŋ, ˈlīv-niŋ\

Full Definition of LIVEN

transitive verb
:  enliven —often used with up <he…livened up the editorial page — Current Biography>
intransitive verb
:  to become lively

Examples of LIVEN

  1. He played some music to liven the atmosphere.

First Known Use of LIVEN



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