Definition of Liven

1. Verb. Make lively. "The performance is likely to liven Sue"; "Let's liven up this room a bit"

Exact synonyms: Animate, Enliven, Invigorate, Liven Up
Generic synonyms: Arouse, Brace, Energise, Energize, Perk Up, Stimulate
Specialized synonyms: Ginger Up, Jazz Up, Juice Up, Pep Up, Inspirit, Spirit, Spirit Up
Derivative terms: Animator, Enlivener, Invigoration, Invigoration
Antonyms: Deaden



Definition of Liven

1. Verb. (transitive and intransitive) To cause to be more lively. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Liven

1. to make lively [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: lively

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Liven

livelily
liveliness
livelinesses
livelock
livelocked
livelocks
livelod
livelode
livelods
livelong
livelongs
livelood
liveloods
lively
livelyhood
liven (current term)
liven up
livened
livener
liveners
liveness
livenesses
livening
livens
liver
liver-shod clamp
liver-spleen scan
liver-spotted dalmatian
liver Lactobacillus casei factor
liver abscess

Literary usage of Liven

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1. A Dictionary of the Old English Language: Compiled from Writings of the XII by Francis Henry Stratmann (1873)
"Ihel ยกее level. liven, A. Sax. llfan, ... 18049 $ 277/'У; liven et. gen. 308; Havel. ... liven ..."

2. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer by Geoffrey Chaucer (1898)
"For love, and lat me liven as I can ! ... And for the love of God that us hath wrought, Swich chere him doth, that he and I may liven ! ..."

3. The London Medical Gazette (1850)
"In the halibut the muscle is hatchet - shaped, and proceeds diagonally from the lower pole of the crystalline body to be attached slightly to the liven, ..."

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