how to pronounce animate


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the above transcription of animate is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

animate is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of animate in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… who can animate edit write music …”

meanings of animate


  1. Possessing the quality or ability of motion.
  2. Dynamic, energetic.
  3. Having a referent that includes a human, animal, plant or other entity which is considered alive.
  4. That which lives.
  5. Inflected to agree with an animate noun or pronoun.


  1. To impart motion or the appearance of motion to.
  2. To give spirit or vigour to; to stimulate or enliven; to inspirit.

animate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word animate occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics animate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that animate can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

words that rhyme with animate


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