liven

Definitions of liven
  1. verb
    make lively
    “let's liven up this room a bit”
    synonyms: animate, enliven, invigorate, liven up
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    Antonyms:
    blunt, deaden
    make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation
    types:
    ginger up, jazz up, juice up, pep up
    make more interesting or lively
    inspirit, spirit, spirit up
    infuse with spirit
    type of:
    arouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up, stimulate
    cause to be alert and energetic
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