Synonyms of animate in English:

animate


See definition of animate

verb

1‘a sense of excitement animated the whole school’

SYNONYMS

enliven, vitalize, give life to, give new life to, breathe life into, breathe new life into, energize, invigorate, revive, vivify, liven up, light up, cheer up, gladden

encourage, hearten, inspire, exhilarate, thrill, excite, fire, arouse, rouse, stir, stimulate, galvanize, electrify

informal buck up, pep up, give someone a buzz, ginger up

North American informal light a fire under

rare inspirit

ANTONYMS

depress, inhibit


adjective

1‘an animate being’

SYNONYMS

living, alive, live, breathing, sentient, conscious

organic

archaic quick

ANTONYMS

inanimate