Definitions For Animate


  • Give new life or energy to
  • Make lively
  • Give lifelike qualities to
  • Heighten or intensify


  • Endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness
  • Endowed with animal life as distinguished from plant life
  • Belonging to the class of nouns that denote living beings


  • To make (someone or something) lively or excited
  • To make (something, such as a drawing) appear to move by creating a series of drawings, pictures, etc., and showing them quickly one after another : to make (something) appear to move by using the process of animation

Is Animate a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Animate is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 11 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Animate in a Sentence

  • The lecture was about ancient worship of animate and inanimate objects.
  • An animate dance routine that will really get the blood pumping
  • The writer's humor animates the novel.
  • The film's very realistic dinosaurs were animated on computers.

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