re·live | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈliv \
relived; reliving; relives

Definition of relive 

intransitive verb

: to live again

transitive verb

: to live over again especially : to experience again in the imagination

Examples of relive in a Sentence

an athlete trying to relive his glory days He would sometimes relive the battle in his dreams.

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Browse through the photos above to relive the crazy final play through the photos of the Houston Chronicle's Karen Warren. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Relive Astros' Alex Bregman's wacky walk-off in photos," 11 July 2018 Republicans on Capitol Hill likewise were eager to relive a rare episode in the Trump era of a united GOP. Joshua Jamerson, WSJ, "Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Exit Sets the Stage for a Fierce Battle Over His Successor," 28 June 2018 Those looking to relive some of the best moments on Instagram from Miley Cyrus are in for an unfortunate surprise. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Miley Cyrus Deletes All Instagram Posts, Including Those with Liam Hemsworth," 13 July 2018 Evan Rachel Wood relived a Nashville performance and hung out in a rocking chair. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "How All Your Favorite Celebs Celebrated the Fourth of July," 4 July 2018 Also along for the ride are Donna’s funny long-ago bandmates, Rosie (Karyn Overstreet) and Tanya (Barbara Schoenhofer), who eventually slip into their glittery old getups to relive glory days. James Hebert,, "Moonlight brings the fizz and fun to ABBA-centric 'Mamma Mia!'," 16 June 2018 At NXT TakeOver: New Orleans in April during WWE WrestleMania Week, Cole lived a moment — a couple of moments — which would be fun to relive again and again. Jim Varsallone, miamiherald, "Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney hold special meanings to WWE NXT double champ Adam Cole," 1 June 2018 On a day when transfers were the hottest topic at SEC spring meetings, the second-year Tigers head coach relived the film breakdowns and boiled crawfish that helped land one of the biggest fish in this offseason’s grad transfer market. Ross Dellenger,, "How Ed Orgeron and LSU Landed "Game-Changer" QB Transfer Joe Burrow," 29 May 2018 At the clinic, Pink travels through time and space to relive major moments in his life. Madeline Mitchell,, "Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' was turned into an opera and it's making its American debut in Cincinnati," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of relive

circa 1526, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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English Language Learners Definition of relive

: to experience (something) again in your imagination : to remember (something) so clearly that the same emotions you felt in the past are felt again


re·live | \ ˌrē-ˈliv \
relived; reliving

Kids Definition of relive

: to experience again (as in the imagination) Reading her old diary allowed her to relive her youth.

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