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Dictionary Definition

vivify

Verb

1 give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health" [syn: animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, revivify]
2 make more striking or animated; "his remarks always vivify an otherwise dull story" [also: vivified]

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English

Etymology

Latin vivus (alive), through late Latin vivificare and French vivifier

Verb

  1. To bring to life
  2. To impart vitality

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

animate, brace, brace up, breathe life into, bring into being, bring into existence, bring to life, brisk, brisken, buck up, call into being, call into existence, cheer, chirk up, conceive, endow with life, energize, enliven, exhilarate, fortify, fresh up, freshen, freshen up, give birth, give life to, inspirit, invigorate, perk up, pick up, quicken, reanimate, recreate, refresh, refreshen, regale, reinvigorate, renew, revive, revivify, set up, stimulate, vitalize
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