The definition of animate is having life.(adjective)
Humans, birds and reptiles are each an example of something that is animate.
Animate is defined as to bring to life.(verb)
See animate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L animatus, pp. of animare, to make alive, fill with breath < anima: see animal
See animate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb an·i·mat·ed, an·i·mat·ing, an·i·mates
Origin: Latin animāre, animāt-
Origin: , from anima, soul; see anə- in Indo-European roots.
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