enliven

Part of speech: verb

To make lively or cheerful; give life to; stimulate.

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Usage examples "enliven":

  1. Three brawny, perspiration- streaked young fellows were engaged in loading bags of sand on the stripped cars about to start out, to supply the weight of the missing bodies, and whistling rag- time melodies to enliven their labors. - "From the Car Behind", Eleanor M. Ingram.
  2. And his efforts to enliven his companion were persistent- and successful. - "The Pines of Lory", John Ames Mitchell.
  3. No doubt they found existence a dull affair, and felt the need of something to enliven it. - "The Foot-path Way", Bradford Torrey.