Animate vs Perk - What's the difference?

animate | perk |

As verbs the difference between animate and perk

is that animate is while perk is shortened form of percolate or perk can be to become more lively or enthusiastic or perk can be (dated) to peer; to look inquisitively.

As a noun perk is

perquisite or perk can be a percolator, particularly of coffee.

As an adjective perk is

smart; trim; spruce; jaunty; vain.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en adjective)
  • That which lives.
  • Possessing the quality or ability of motion.
  • Dynamic, energetic.
  • She is an engaging and animate speaker.
  • (grammar, of a noun or pronoun) Having a referent that includes a human or animal.
  • Nouns can be singular or plural, and one of two genders, animate or inanimate.
  • (grammar) Inflected to agree with an animate noun or pronoun.
  • Synonyms

    (synonyms) * (that lives) alive, live, living * (possessing the quality or ability of motion) * (dynamic) active, dynamic, energetic


    (antonyms) * (living) inanimate * (possessing the quality or ability of motion) fixed, immobile, static, stationary, still * (dynamic) static * (sense) inanimate


  • To impart motion or the appearance of motion to.
  • If we animate the model, we can see the complexity of the action.
  • To give spirit or vigour to; to stimulate or enliven; to inspirit.
  • * Knolles
  • The more to animate the people, he stood on high and cried unto them with a loud voice.


    * * English heteronyms ----



    Etymology 1

    From perquisite, by abbreviation.

    Alternative forms

    * (l) (less common)


    (en noun)
  • Perquisite.
  • Free coffee is one of the perks of the job.

    Etymology 2

    From percolate (verb) and percolator (noun), by abbreviation.


    (en verb)
  • Shortened form of percolate.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A percolator, particularly of coffee.
  • Etymology 3

    The origin is .


    (en verb)
  • To become more lively or enthusiastic.
  • To exalt oneself; to bear oneself loftily.
  • * Barrow
  • to perk over them
  • To make trim or smart; to straighten up; to erect; to make a jaunty or saucy display of.
  • to perk''' the ears; to '''perk up one's head
    Derived terms
    * perk up * perky


    (en adjective)
  • smart; trim; spruce; jaunty; vain
  • * Spenser
  • Perk as a peacock.

    Etymology 4

    The origin is .


    (en verb)
  • (dated) To peer; to look inquisitively.
  • (Charles Dickens)