Vivify meaning

vĭvə-fī
To give or bring life to; animate.

Vivify a puppet; vivifying the brown grasslands.

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To make more lively, intense, or striking; enliven.

A smile may vivify a face.

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To give life to; animate.
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To make more lively, active, striking, etc.
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To bring to life.
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To impart vitality.
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Origin of vivify

  • Middle English vivifien from Old French vivifier from Late Latin vīvificāre Latin vīvus alive gwei- in Indo-European roots Latin -ficāre -fy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin vivus (alive), through late Latin vivificare and French vivifier

    From Wiktionary