- (context, obsolete, transitive) To give life or spirit to; to revive or animate.
- (transitive) To make more lively, cheerful or interesting.
Etymology: life, Life + en- -en, intensifying verbal circumfix.<ref name="OED-etym">The Oxford English Dictionary (2007) states that was formed by the simultaneous prefixing of en- and suffixing of -en, which, by definition, constitutes circumfixation.</ref>
- The game was much enlivened when both teams scored within five minutes of each other.
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