Definition of enliven verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

enliven

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪnˈlaɪvn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈlaɪvn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they enliven
BrE BrE//ɪnˈlaɪvn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈlaɪvn//
 
he / she / it enlivens
BrE BrE//ɪnˈlaɪvnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈlaɪvnz//
 
past simple enlivened
BrE BrE//ɪnˈlaɪvnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈlaɪvnd//
 
past participle enlivened
BrE BrE//ɪnˈlaɪvnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈlaɪvnd//
 
-ing form enlivening
BrE BrE//ɪnˈlaɪvnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈlaɪvnɪŋ//
 
 
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enliven something (formal) to make something more interesting or more fun Word Origin mid 17th cent. (in the sense ‘restore to life, give life to’; formerly also as inliven): from 16th-cent. enlive, inlive (in the same sense), from en-, in- (as an intensifier) + life.
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