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revive

verb re·vive \ri-ˈvīv\

: 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

re·vivedre·viv·ing

Full Definition of REVIVE

intransitive verb
:  to return to consciousness or life :  become active or flourishing again
transitive verb
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
re·viv·able \-ˈvī-və-bəl\ adjective
re·viv·er noun
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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
REVIVING Defined for Kids

revive

verb re·vive \ri-ˈvīv\
re·vivedre·viv·ing

Definition of REVIVE for Kids

1
:  to bring back or come back to life, consciousness, freshness, or activity <Doctors revived the patient.> <… it was no good … with no hope of any breakfast to revive him. — J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit>
2
:  to bring back into use or popularity <The family revived an old custom.>

Word Root of REVIVE

The Latin word vivere, meaning to live, gives us the root viv. Words from the Latin vivere have something to do with living. To survive is to remain alive. To revive is to bring back to life. Someone vivacious is full of life and is lively and energetic. Something, such as a story, that is vivid appears to be full of life and freshness.
Medical Dictionary

revive

verb re·vive \ri-ˈvīv\
re·vivedre·viv·ing

Medical Definition of REVIVE

intransitive verb
:  to return to consciousness or life
transitive verb
1
:  to restore to consciousness or life
2
:  to restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state
re·viv·able \-ˈvī-və-bəl\ adjective

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