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vivify

viv·i·fy

vivify

pronunciation:
vI v faI
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: vivified, vivifies, vivifying
definition 1: to make livelier, sharper, more active, or the like.
The bright colors vivify this room.
similar words:
animate
definition 2: to energize, animate, or give life to.
The cartoonist vivified his characters.
similar words:
animate
derivation: vivification (n.)
Word Parts
The word vivify contains the following parts:
-fy, -ify, -efy Latin verb-forming suffix that means make, cause to be, become
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The suffix group -fy , -ify , -efy forms verbs from primarily Latin bases. When -ify attaches to an English base, the base is an adjective (uglify , Frenchify ) or noun (citify , zombify) usually having one syllable or two syllables ending in |i|. Verbs ending in -fy have corresponding noun forms ending in -ion: as a rule, -ify becomes -ification (verify , verification); -efy becomes -efaction (putrefy , putrefaction). See also fac, fic, fec, fact, fect.