animate-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Make more lively or energetic; give a more lively or energetic appearance.

These paintings really animate my imagination.
Let's animate this room a bit.
A lively intellect animates John's features.
This treatment animated my health once again.
Food helped to animate our spirits.

VerbNet: other_cos-45.4
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: animate.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 4

Sense Number 2: Produce by drawing or sequencing drawings or images.

We animated the film yesterday using the sketches we had produced.
I get to animate the character of Goofy.
We chose to animate some sequences of the film rather than hiring
more actors.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: animate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2