Definition of rejuvenate
1a : to make young or youthful again : give new vigor tob : to restore to an original or new state rejuvenate old cars
2a : to stimulate (a stream) to renewed erosive activity especially by upliftb : to develop youthful features of topography in
: to cause or undergo rejuvenescence
rejuvenationplay \ri-ˌjü-və-ˈnā-shən, ˌrē-\ noun
rejuvenatorplay \ri-ˈjü-və-ˌnā-tər\ noun
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Examples of rejuvenate in a Sentence
The spa treatment rejuvenated me.
Each candidate claims to have a plan to rejuvenate the sagging economy.
Her efforts to rejuvenate her career have so far been unsuccessful.
Recent Examples of rejuvenate from the Web
On top of being tasked with rejuvenating Auburn's offense -- which saw improvements last season except in the passing game -- Lindsey will be responsible for developing the Tigers' quarterbacks.
In April, the students in Smith's and Carolyn Swift's science classes pulled together for Eco-fy Edgewood, a project to rejuvenate the middle school's backyard.
Federer and Nadal are rejuvenated while Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray attempt to emerge from slumps.
But Chair Janet Yellen, speaking on June 14 after the Fed raised rates for the second time this year, expressed confidence that a strong labor market would rejuvenate price pressures.
Organizations see the need to rejuvenate audiences in an age where generations have had little to no exposure to classical music.
Gary will have more than $160,000 to make a plan to rejuvenate the former City Methodist Church a reality.
On the important policy of tax reform, his intentions rejuvenated capitalist spirits that have been infusing more energy into the economy, but his plans have lacked details about how the whole thing would work.
In the wake of the 2016 U.S. election, expectations of a fiscal boost in the form of pro-growth policies rejuvenated the value sector.
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Did You Know?
Juvenis, Latin for "young", can be seen in a word such as juvenile. Rejuvenation is something that can be carried out on a creaky old house, a clunker of a car, a sluggish career, a weak economy, or a company that's lost its edge, but rejuvenate and rejuvenation are probably used most often for talking about our physical selves. Ads for lotions promise skin rejuvenation; diet-book covers show rejuvenated (or maybe just young) models bursting with health. We still seem to be searching for that "Fuente de la Juventud" that Juan Ponce de León failed to discover five hundred years ago.
Synonym Discussion of rejuvenate
REJUVENATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rejuvenate for English Language Learners
: to make (someone) feel or look young, healthy, or energetic again
: to give new strength or energy to (something)
Medical Definition of rejuvenate
transitive verb: to make young or youthful again; specifically : to restore sexual vigor in (as by hormones or an operation)
intransitive verb: to cause or undergo a renewal of youthfulness
rejuvenation\ri-ˌjü-və-ˈnā-shən, ˌrē-\play noun
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