vivify \VIV-uh-fy\, transitive verb:
1. To endue with life; to make alive; to animate.
2. To make more lively or intense.
Can the writer isolate and vivify all in experience that most deeply engages our intellects and our hearts?
— Annie Dillard, “Write Till You Drop”, New York Times, May 28, 1989
Stories not only provide context for statistical statements but canillustrate and vivify them as well.
— John Allen Paulos, Once Upon a Number
Vivify comes from French vivifier, from Late Latin vivificare, from Latin vivus, alive.