quicken, animate, enliven, vivify mean to make alive or lively. quicken stresses a sudden renewal of life or activity especially in something inert.
the arrival of spring quickens the earth animate emphasizes the imparting of motion or vitality to what is or might be mechanical or artificial.
happiness animated his conversation enliven suggests a stimulus that arouses from dullness or torpidity.
enlivened her lectures with humorous anecdotes vivify implies a freshening or energizing through renewal of vitality.
new blood needed to vivify the dying club
Examples of vivify in a Sentence
details that vivify the narrative
this re-creation of a town in the Old West really vivifies the history that visitors learned in school
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