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liven  v. t.  To make lively; sometimes used with up; as, to liven up the party with some music.
Synonyms: enliven, liven up, make lively, invigorate, animate.

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"Liven" Quotes from Famous Books

... But you might take him with you sometimes on your drives. He is passionately fond of Midnight, and it would liven him up. Why not let him go with you to the funeral at Craig's Corner this afternoon? He would be company for ...
— The Fourth Watch • H. A. Cody

... market-gardens in Hammersmith and Gunnersbury that had a better show of flowers, and when they took her to the place where the water is, under the trees, she burst out with its being rather hard to tramp her off her legs to show her a common canal, with not so much as a barge on it to liven it up a bit. She went on like that the whole day, and Alice told me she was only too thankful to get home and get rid of her. Wasn't it wretched ...
— The House of Souls • Arthur Machen

... pair of horses, setting up square with his big coat and Joe's 'full-share' hat on him, we all bursted out laughing. He'd first of all gone to the old gentleman's room and sung out, 'All aboard, sir, time's up,' just to liven him up a bit. Joe kept ...
— Robbery Under Arms • Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood

Words linked to "Liven" :   ginger up, perk up, energise, spirit, animate, liven up, energize, juice up, pep up, stimulate, arouse, deaden, jazz up, invigorate, spirit up, inspirit, brace, enliven

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