Definition of


  1. (verb, body) give new life or energy to
    This will renovate my spirits
    This treatment repaired my health
  2. (verb, change) make more striking or animated

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Alternate forms of Vivify

Derivations: vivification

Hypernyms: alter, arouse, brace, change, energise, energize, modify, perk up, stimulate

Origin of the word Vivify

  1. 1590s, from O.Fr. vivifier (12c.), from L.L. vivificare "make alive, restore to life," from vivificus "enlivening," from L. vivus "alive" (see vivid) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Vivificate in same sense is recorded from early 15c. more

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Words that sound like Vivify

8vo, v, v-1, v.p., va, vayu, veau, vfw, vhf, vi, vibe, vie, view, vii, viii, vip, viva, vow

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