Animate vs adamant

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Animate means to make alive or to give inspiration or put into motion, to cause something to move as if alive. Animate is a transitive verb, which is a verb which takes an object. Animate may also be used as an adjective to describe something which has life or vigor. Cartoons which are filmed so as to move and appear to have life are animated, the process is referred to as animation. Other related words are animates, animated and animating. The antonym of animate is inanimate, which means an object that doesn’t move and has no life force. Reanimate means to revive or give fresh impetus.  Animate comes from the fourteenth century Latin word, animatus, which means alive.

Adamant is an adjective which means determined, unpersuadable, refusing to allow one’s mind to be changed. As a noun, adamant refers to an unbreakable substance or archaically, a legendary stone said to be impermeable which was often identified as a diamond or lodestone. Adamant comes from the fourteenth century Latin word, adamantem, which means hardest iron, steel and also the Greek adamantos, which means unbreakable, inflexible.


Among all the injured, 60% were road traffic injuries, 20% suffered injuries due to falls, 9.5% due to self-harm and assault and 5% were of burns and drowning (5%), and collision with animate and inanimate objects (5.5%) were main causes. (Hindustan Times)

The main attraction is a massive fish tank containing a curious assortment of objects, animate and inanimate. (The New York Times)

The source said: “They no longer speak. Zayn’s adamant Perrie has to move her stuff out. (The Sun Daily)

Wests Tigers chair Marina Go is adamant the club can still achieve their lofty goal of becoming entrenched in the top four within three years despite the latest loss all but consigning the joint venture to its first wooden spoon. (The Sydney Morning Herald)

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