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(past & past part. vivified; pres. part. vivifying)
Give new life or energy to.  Synonyms: animate, quicken, reanimate, recreate, renovate, repair, revive, revivify.  "This will renovate my spirits" , "This treatment repaired my health"
Make more striking or animated.

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"Vivify" Quotes from Famous Books

... nothing that an artist cannot vivify. He can create a work of art out of some riddle in engineering or harmonics, an anecdote, or the frank representation of a natural object. Only, to be satisfactory, the problem must be for him who employs it a goad and a limitation. A goad that calls forth ...
— Since Cezanne • Clive Bell

... him as representing in turn all sorts of people out of luck and suffering dire privations and misfortunes. But lord, it was only just words, words—they meant nothing in the world to him, I might just as well have whistled. Words realize nothing, vivify nothing to you, unless you have suffered in your own person the thing which the words try to describe. There are wise people who talk ever so knowingly and complacently about "the working classes," and satisfy themselves that a day's ...
— Innocents abroad • Mark Twain

Words linked to "Vivify" :   alter, resuscitate, repair, modify, revivify, energize, energise, arouse, vivification, change, brace, come to, stimulate, perk up

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