vivify \VIV-uh-fy\, transitive verb:
1. To endue with life; to make alive; to animate.
2. To make more lively or intense.
Vivify comes from French vivifier, from Late Latin vivificare, from Latin vivus, alive.
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