vivify
transitive verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: Middle English vivifien to nourish, from Anglo-French vivifier to give life to, from Late Latin vivificare, from Latin vivificus enlivening, from vivus alive — more at quick Date: 14th century 1. to endow with life or renewed life ; animate <
rains that vivify the barren hills
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2. to impart vitality or vividness to <
concentrating this union of quality and meaning in a way which vivifies both — John Dewey
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Synonyms: see quickenvivification nounvivifier noun

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  • 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 animate. [1913 Webster] Sitting on eggs doth… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vivify — index generate, heighten (augment), stimulate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vivify — (v.) 1590s, from O.Fr. vivifier (12c.), from L.L. vivificare make alive, restore to life, from vivificus enlivening, from L. vivus alive (see VIVID (Cf. vivid)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • vivify — *quicken, animate, enliven Analogous words: *vitalize, energize, activate: *renew, restore, refresh: *stir, rouse, arouse: stimulate, galvanize, excite (see PROVOKE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • vivify — ► VERB (vivifies, vivified) ▪ enliven or animate. DERIVATIVES vivification noun. ORIGIN Latin vivificare, from vivere to live …   English terms dictionary

  • vivify — [viv′ə fī΄] vt. vivified, vivifying [Fr vivifier < LL(Ec) vivificare (as opposed to mortificare: see MORTIFY) < L vivus, alive (see BIO ) + facere, to make, DO1] 1. to give life to; animate 2. to make more lively, active, striking, etc. viv …   English World dictionary

  • vivify — vivification, n. vivifier, n. /viv euh fuy /, v.t., vivified, vivifying. 1. to give life to; animate; quicken. 2. to enliven; brighten; sharpen. [1535 45; alter. (with FY for ficate) of late ME vivificate < L vivificatus (ptp. of vivificare). See …   Universalium

  • vivify — verb a) To bring to life b) To impart vitality …   Wiktionary

  • vivify — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • vivify — I (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. give life to, animate, vitalize, quicken. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make alive: animate, quicken, vitalize. See LIVE …   English dictionary for students

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