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vivify (v.)

late 14c., from Old French vivifier "come alive; give life to" (12c.), from Late Latin vivificare "make alive, restore to life," from vivificus "enlivening," from Latin vivus "alive" (from PIE root *gwei- "to live") + combining form of facere "to make" (from PIE root *dhe- "to set, put"). Vivificate in same sense is recorded from early 15c.

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Definitions of vivify from WordNet

vivify (v.)
give new life or energy to;
Synonyms: animate / recreate / reanimate / revive / renovate / repair / quicken / revivify
vivify (v.)
make more striking or animated;
his remarks always vivify an otherwise dull story
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