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bring (someone or something) alive

To cause someone or something to be engaging or entertaining or to begin exhibiting energy, vigor, etc. Those stories from the artist's closest friends really brought the documentary alive. This comeback has brought the crowd alive. The sustained cheers from the audience really seemed to bring her alive in the second half of the concert.
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bring something aˈlive

make something interesting: Maps and pictures bring the book alive.
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It has been a blast creating this truly unique experience that brings alive the power of storytelling," Rao said.
Gail Carriger's Competence (9781549169083, $30.00) is Book Three in The Custard Protocol and is read by Moira Quirk, who brings alive the tale of an airship, a new breed of vampire, and crew which stumbles upon a mission to Peru, encountering airship pirates and oddities along the way.
Summary: New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): The latest poster of the much-anticipated film 'Sanju' brings alive Sanjay Dutt's "crazy romantic love life."
Perhaps because it is the personal family story of the author, it really brings alive the fear, the difficult choices that people had to make, the hardships of the journey and yet the unquenchable spirit of those involved.
Critique: Part of an exemplary series of novels set during human prehistory, Courage, 30,000 BC: The Boqueirao Refuge at Pedra Furada brings alive a wild, bygone era.
Many photographs and factual items are included which brings alive the periods covered.
The film brings alive Kolkata of the 1940s with impressive detail, a lot of it executed with striking VFX work.
Laurino brings alive stories like the lynchings of Italian Americans in New Orleans, the establishment of microlending through the Bank of Italy (later the Bank of America), and the persecution of Italians during World War II.
Marking the centenary of the outbreak of the conflict, this documentary brings alive tales of life in the trenches through rare archive footage and interviews with veterans who faced the German artillery, mustard gas and trench foot in horrendous conditions.
Popkin brings alive the individuals who engineered a culture for the new world.
Profusely illustrated with photos, drawings, paintings, and posters, this book brings alive the vibrant culture of inter-war Paris in a way that makes readers almost feel as though they are there.
Davis was there for Saturday Night Live's first day and his memoir brings alive those early, heady years.
Giordano launched its Spring collection which brings alive the nautical look with solid stripes and vibrant colours.
Eliah's narration brings alive the black settlement of Buxton, where escaped slaves arrive after harrowing trips.