HyperDic: liven

English > 1 sense of the word liven:
VERBchangeliven, enliven, liven up, invigorate, animatemake lively / lively
liven > pronunciation
Soundslay'vahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > liven: 1 sense > verb 1, change
Meaningmake lively / lively.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"let's liven up this room a bit"
Synonymsenliven, liven up, invigorate, animate
Narrowerjazz up, juice up, pep up, ginger upmake more interesting or lively
spirit, spirit up, inspiritinfuse with spirit
Broaderstimulate, arouse, brace, energize, energise, perk upCause to be alert and energetic
Oppositedeaden, bluntmake less lively, intense, or vigorous
Spanishanimar, avivar, reanimar, vigorizar, vivificar
Catalananimar, avivar, vivificar

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