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enliven

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishenlivenen‧liv‧en /ɪnˈlaɪvən/ verb [transitive]  INTERESTINGto make something more interesting syn liven up Humour can help enliven a dull subject.→ See Verb table
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enlivenEadie pounced on the rebound and the tie was thus enlivened.And as you teach all subjects in the Junior School, you will be able to let Art enliven all your work.Jason has a girlfriend, and her energetic, cheerful presence has enlivened our household.Charges, countercharges, and lawsuits enlivened the battle.The prolonged competition could serve to enliven the debate.She met his eyes without flinching, a mutinous sparkle enlivening the depths of her own grey gaze.Paintings by West Marin artists enliven their living room.You can add some Oriental crunch to the entree with a crisp fresh salad enlivened with tangerines or oranges.
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Verb table
enliven
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyenliven
he, she, itenlivens
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyenlivened
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave enlivened
he, she, ithas enlivened
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad enlivened
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill enliven
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have enlivened
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam enlivening
he, she, itis enlivening
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you, we, theyare enlivening
Past
I, he, she, itwas enlivening
you, we, theywere enlivening
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been enlivening
he, she, ithas been enlivening
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been enlivening
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be enlivening
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been enlivening
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