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revive

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verb re·vive \ri-ˈvīv\

Simple Definition of revive

  • : to make (someone or something) strong, healthy, or active again

  • : to become strong, healthy, or active again

  • : to bring (something) back into use or popularity

Full Definition of revive

re·vivedre·viv·ing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to return to consciousness or life :  become active or flourishing again

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 :  to restore to consciousness or life

  5. 2 :  to restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state :  bring back

  6. 3 :  to renew in the mind or memory

re·viv·able play \-ˈvī-və-bəl\ adjective
re·viv·er noun

Examples of revive

  1. The success of the movie has revived her career.

  2. The government is trying to revive the economy.

  3. Our spirits were revived by his enthusiasm.

  4. The store's business is beginning to revive.

  5. The family is trying to revive an old custom.

  6. He has decided to revive Molière's Tartuffe.



Origin of revive

Middle English, from Anglo-French revivre, from Latin revivere to live again, from re- + vivere to live — more at quick


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

revive

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verb re·vive \ri-ˈvīv\

Medical Definition of revive

re·vivedre·viv·ing

  1. intransitive verb

  2. :  to return to consciousness or life

  3. transitive verb

  4. 1:  to restore to consciousness or life

  5. 2:  to restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state

  6. re·viv·able \-ˈvī-və-bəl\play adjective





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