ANIMATE NOUN

a noun emphasizing the idea that a living entity is capable of being an agent of action - as opposed to being subservient to the environment. Different languages treat this type of noun in different ways from a grammatical and practical standpoint.

ANIMATE NOUN: "An animate noun denotes the idea that a particular living entity is the agent of action- for example, a dog. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANIMATE NOUN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/animate-noun/ (accessed August 24, 2019).
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