- to animate.
- to endow with life.
- to actuate.
- to move, propel.
- [conversa, discussió, etc.] to enliven, liven up, add interest to.
- [persona] to cheer up.
- to encourage, put new heart into.
- animar algú a fer alguna cosa to (encourage \ incite) someone to do something. verb pronominal
- to become more lively, become animated, liven up, acquire new life.
- to brighten up.
- [persona] to brighten up, cheer up, feel encouraged, take heart.
- to make up one’s mind, decide.
- anima’t! cheer up!
- (ídem) make up your mind!
- animar-se a fer alguna cosa to make up one’s mind to do something, resolve to do something.