English translation of 'animar'
1. (dar vida) to liven up
2. (encorajar) to encourage
animar-se reflexive verb
1 (alegrar-se) to cheer up
2 (festa etc) to liven up
animar-se a to bring o.s. to
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'animar' in Other Languages
British English: animate VERB
To animate something means to make it lively or more cheerful.
There was precious little about the cricket to animate the crowd.
British English: bolster VERB
If you bolster something such as someone's confidence or courage, you increase it.
Hopes of an early cut in interest rates bolstered confidence.
British English: enliven VERB
To enliven events, situations, or people means to make them more lively or cheerful.
Even the most boring meeting was enlivened by his presence.
Translation of animar from the Collins Portuguese to English Dictionary