1 To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken; as, the soul animates the body.
2 To give powers to, or to heighten the powers or effect of; as, to animate a lyre. Dryden.
3 To give spirit or vigor to; to stimulate or incite; to inspirit; to rouse; to enliven. The more to animate the people, he stood on high . . . and cried unto them with a loud voice. Knolles.
Endowed with life; alive; living; animated; lively. The admirable structure of animate bodies. Bentley.