transitive verb-·fied·, -·fy·ing
- to give life to; animate
- to make more lively, active, striking, etc.
Origin of vivifyFrench vivifier from Ecclesiastical Late Latin vivificare (as opposed to mortificare: see mortify) from Classical Latin vivus, alive (see bio-) + facere, to make, do
transitive verbviv·i·fied, viv·i·fy·ing, viv·i·fies
- To give or bring life to; animate: vivify a puppet; vivifying the brown grasslands.
- To make more lively, intense, or striking; enliven: A smile may vivify a face.
Origin of vivifyMiddle English vivifien from Old French vivifier from Late Latin vīvificāre Latin vīvus alive ; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.Latin -ficāre -fy
(third-person singular simple present vivifies, present participle vivifying, simple past and past participle vivified)
Latin vivus (alive), through late Latin vivificare and French vivifier