vivify — to add life
April 24, 2018
___ When you vivify something, you inject life into it.
You add new energy or excitement to it, likely that is much needed.
CollinsDictionary.com defines “vivify” as:
1. to bring to life; animate
2. to make more vivid or striking
The Online Etymology Dictionary lists “vivify” origins back to the Latin vivus that means “alive” + the root facere that means “to make.” ‘Tis literally, “to make alive.”
Here are a few usage examples for “vivify”
● The new elementary school principle proposed to vivify the students’ experience by emphasizing interactive-activity learning and scheduling spirited seminars like “Circus Performers Present Life Lessons.”
● Mrs. Clancy vivified Lisa’s front yard garden by adding fragrant flowers and lush greens.
● Charles loved to cook, and purchased themed cookbooks and spice guides in attempt to vivify his meals.
● Professor Higgins presented facts thoroughly, yet failed to vivify the historical significance behind the archeological digs.
What would you like to vivify in your life?
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