To reanimate is to bring someone (or something) back to life, or to give them renewed energy. A new lead singer might be just the thing your band needs to reanimate its concerts.

You can reanimate someone in a literal way by giving them CPR after a heart attack — and you can also reanimate them more figuratively, simply by getting them excited about a fun weekend plan. Even if your friend is half asleep on a Monday morning in math class, the idea of a Saturday at the amusement park might be enough to reanimate her. The Latin root animare means "give breath to" and "endow with spirit."

Definitions of reanimate

v give new life or energy to

animate, quicken, recreate, renovate, repair, revive, revivify, vivify
come to, resuscitate, revive
return to consciousness
Type of:
arouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up, stimulate
cause to be alert and energetic

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