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1‘a sense of excitement animated the whole school’
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
1‘an animate being’
living, alive, live, breathing, sentient, conscious
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