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
: to return to consciousness or life : become active or flourishing again
1 : to restore to consciousness or life
2 : to restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state : bring back
3 : to renew in the mind or memory
Examples of revive
The success of the movie has revived her career.
The government is trying to revive the economy.
Our spirits were revived by his enthusiasm.
The store's business is beginning to revive.
The family is trying to revive an old custom.
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
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