animate (adj.) Look up animate at
"alive," late 14c., from Latin animatus (see animate (v.)).
animate (v.) Look up animate at
1530s, "to fill with boldness or courage," from Latin animatus past participle of animare "give breath to," also "to endow with a particular spirit, to give courage to," from anima "life, breath" (see animus). Sense of "give life to" in English attested from 1742. Related: Animated; animating.