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liven

liv·en

liven

 
pronunciation:
laI vn
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: livened, livening, livens
definition: to make more lively or energetic; rouse; inspirit (often fol. by up).
How can we liven up this party?
similar words:
animate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become more lively or energetic; brighten (usu. fol. by up).
Things livened up after you left.
similar words:
rouse
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derivation: livener (n.)