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Wordnet 3.0


1. giving spirit and vivacity;
[syn: animating, enlivening]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Enliven \En*liv"en\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enlivened; p. pr. & vb. n. Enlivening.] [Pref. en- + liven.]. 1. To give life, action, or motion to; to make vigorous or active; to excite; to quicken; as, fresh fuel enlivens a fire. [1913 Webster] Lo! of themselves th' enlivened chessmen move. --Cowley. [1913 Webster] 2. To give spirit or vivacity to; to make sprightly, gay, or cheerful; to animate; as, mirth and good humor enliven a company; enlivening strains of music. Syn: To animate; rouse; inspire; cheer; encourage; comfort; exhilarate; inspirit; invigorate. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

enlivening adj 1: giving spirit and vivacity [syn: animating, enlivening]