When you vivify something, you bring new excitement or life to it. If you decide to liven up your boring apartment by painting the walls every color of the rainbow, you can say that you're trying to vivify your home.

You might vivify your family's meals by experimenting with exotic spices or vivify your school by hiring circus performers to ride unicycles up and down the halls. The Latin root word of vivify is vivus, or "alive," which is also the origin of the closely related word vivid.

Definitions of vivify

v give new life or energy to

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

v make more striking or animated

“his remarks always vivify an otherwise dull story”
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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