1. [syn: animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify]
2. make more striking or animated;
- Example: "his remarks always vivify an otherwise dull story"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Vivify \Viv"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vivified; p. pr. & vb.
n. Vivifying.] [F. vivifier, L. vivificare. See Vivid,
-fy; cf. Vivificate.]
To endue with life; to make to be living; to quicken; to
Sitting on eggs doth vivify, not nourish. --Bacon.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 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, vivify,
2: make more striking or animated; "his remarks always vivify an
otherwise dull story"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
42 Moby Thesaurus words for "vivify":
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