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animates

verb
present tense third-person singular of animate

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to give life, vigor, or spirit to
  • Mr. Clark animates history for his sixth graders by frequently showing up for class dressed like some famous historical figure

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“Animates.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/animates. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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