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Jul 16 2020 20

Enliven is a verb that means to cheer up or animate.

Our word of the day combines the prefix E-N, which means ‘to make or put in’ with L-I-V-E, which, of course, means ‘life.’ It’s possible to enliven a person by cheering them up. But it’s also possible to enliven an inanimate object by metaphorically ‘bringing it to life,’ for example: Shelly’s paintings really enliven her apartment. When you don’t have many things in your home, it’s always good to bring it to life with a vibrant work of art.