1. To make a drawing or still photo move; To make artwork come to life

2. To make a moving cartoon

3. To bring something to life
I can animate that cartoon cat on Adobe ImageReady to make it run.
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Japanese animation drawn in the same style as manga just animated. Often messed up by America.
Did you know Pokémon isn't the only anime?
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A person who uses a computer or physical objects to create animations, cartoons, movies, games, etc. An animator is usually "that kinda of guy" who stares at people walking; and when asked what the heck he is looking at, he simply states hes "observing real-life movement". Animators are usually the most undermined in the movie/game field, but the most valuable. Not to mention animators are usually single for a very long time and find it hard to find a mate due to their "weirdness".
"Did you see that latest movie?! That monster looked so realistic!"

"Yah I did! The animators did a good job!"

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"Hello, what do you do for a living?"

"I'm an animator."

"What is that?"
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The attribution of a discrete indwelling spirit to every material form of reality such as plants, stones, and so on, and to natural phenomena such as storms, earthquakes, and the like.
Animism is a religious belief imputing spirits to natural forces and objects.

The rock has a spirit; the tree has a spirit, etc.
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A style of Japanese animation that has become increasingly popular in the pop culture of many Western societies in recent years. It has a number of genres from all ages and has created a large fan base as well as many people that are opposed to it. You can find many stores selling anime merchandise in American stores as well as many American anime conventions.
They decided to check out the local anime con, where they found a crowd of cosplayers.
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noun: a style of animation that originated and is still heavily centered in Japan.

The word 'anime' is based on the original japanese pronunciation of the american word 'animation.'

The stereotype of the anime style are characters with proportionally large eyes and hair styles and colors that are very colorful and exotic. The plots range from very immature (kiddy stuff), through teenage level, to mature (violence, content, thick plot). The classification of 'hentai' is given to animes of a stong sexual nature.

Although over 95% of anime has nothing perverted about it, most closed-minded idiots think anime is always a form of pronography.
Although most people stop watching 'cartoons' in their early teens, there are 'animes' for all age groups.
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