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enliven (v.)

1630s, "give life to," from en- (1) "make, put in" + live for life + -en (1). Meaning "make lively or cheerful" is from 1690s. Related: Enlivened; enlivening. Enlive in same sense is from 1590s. A noun, enlivement, is recorded from 1877.

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Definitions of enliven

enliven (v.)
heighten or intensify;
Synonyms: inspire / animate / invigorate / exalt
enliven (v.)
make lively;
Synonyms: liven / liven up / invigorate / animate
From wordnet.princeton.edu