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VIVIFY (vivified)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does vivify mean? 

VIVIFY (verb)
  The verb VIVIFY has 2 senses:

1. give new life or energy to
2. make more striking or animated

  Familiarity information: VIVIFY used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VIVIFY (verb)


Sense 1vivify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give new life or energy to

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

vivify; reanimate; recreate; revivify; revive; renovate; animate; repair; quicken

Context examples:

A hot soup will revive me / This will renovate my spirits / This treatment repaired my health

Hypernyms (to "vivify" is one way to...):

arouse; brace; energise; energize; perk up; stimulate (cause to be alert and energetic)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 2vivify [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make more striking or animated

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

his remarks always vivify an otherwise dull story

Hypernyms (to "vivify" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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