See also: anímate
From Middle English animate, from Latin animatus, past participle of animare (“to fill with breath, quicken, encourage, animate”), from anima (“breath”); see anima.
animate (comparative more animate, superlative most animate)
- That which lives.
- Possessing the quality or ability of motion.
- Dynamic, energetic.
- She is an engaging and animate speaker.
- (grammar, of a noun or pronoun) having a referent that is considered alive (this generally includes humans and animals, often also gods, plants, etc.)
- Nouns can be singular or plural, and one of two genders, animate or inanimate.
- (grammar) Inflected to agree with an animate noun or pronoun.
- (that which lives): alive, living, vital; see also Thesaurus:alive
- (quality or ability of motion): astir, dynamic, kinetic, motile
- (dynamic, energetic): lively, perky, vivacious, active, dynamic, energetic; see also Thesaurus:active
that which lives
possessing the quality or ability of motion
animate (third-person singular simple present animates, present participle animating, simple past and past participle animated)
- (transitive) To impart motion or the appearance of motion to.
- If we animate the model, we can see the complexity of the action.
- (transitive) To give spirit or vigour to; to stimulate or enliven; to inspirit.
- 1603, Richard Knolles, The Generall Historie of the Turkes, […], London: […] Adam Islip, →OCLC:
- The more to animate the people, he stood on high […] and cried unto them with a loud voice.
- (to give spirit or vigour to): enliven, vitalise; see also Thesaurus:enliven
to impart motion or its appearance
- present adverbial passive participle of animi
- inflection of animare:
animate f pl
Borrowed from Latin animātus, past participle of animō.
- Animate, alive; showing the signs or symptoms of life.
- Related to the soul or spirit of a living being (i.e. sentience or sapience).
- “animāt, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2019-01-17.
- second-person singular voseo imperative of animar combined with te