Definition of animate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    animate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈænəˌmeɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they animate
     
    he / she / it animates
     
    past simple animated
     
    -ing form animating
     
     
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  1. 1animate something to make something more lively or full of energy A smile suddenly animated her face.
  2. 2 [usually passive] animate something to make models, toys, etc. seem to move in a movie by rapidly showing slightly different pictures of them in a series, one after another
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: animate

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