Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

revive

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of revive

  1. 1 to bring back to life, practice, or activity <an effort to revive the once-common custom of celebrating May 1 as a springtime festival of games and dances> Synonyms reanimate, recharge, regenerate, rejuvenate, rekindle, renew, resurrect, resuscitate, revitalize, revivify, rewake, rewaken Related Words jump-start, kick-start; reactivate, restart; reinvent; refresh, refreshen Near Antonyms extinguish, kill, quench, suppress

  2. 2 to bring back to a former condition or vigor <around mid-morning, I usually need to revive myself with a cup of strong coffee> Synonyms freshen, recharge, recreate, refresh, refreshen, regenerate, rejuvenate, repair, restore, resuscitate, revitalize, renew, revivifyRelated Words make over, overhaul, reclaim, recondition, reconstitute, redesign, redevelop, redo, reengineer, refurbish, rehab, rehabilitate, remake, remodel, renovate; refill, replenish, resupply; modernize, update

  3. 3 to gain consciousness again <the patient eventually revived and was able to give us her name and address> Synonyms come around, come round, come toRelated Words pull through, rally, recover; awake, awaken, wake upNear Antonyms black out, faint, pass out




Learn More about revive


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up revive? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 9, 2016

marked by high spirits and laughter

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

pince-nez duvet kittly-benders spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ