re·​live | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈliv How to pronounce relive (audio) \
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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Myles Garrett and Higgins relived a famous Super Bowl XXVII moment during team drills. Scott Patsko,, "Browns minicamp defensive report: Denzel Ward, Greedy Williams assert themselves," 5 June 2019 Thag stops hunting, content to relax in the cave and relive the exploits of his successful kill. William Von Hippel, Discover Magazine, "Why Natural Selection Means We'll Never Be Happy," 20 Feb. 2019 Fans can also relive the magic of Beyoncé's 2018 Coachella performance through her new Netflix documentary, Homecoming, and accompanying live album, which were both just released this week. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Actually, Ariana Grande and Beyoncé Were Probably Paid About the Same for Coachella," 19 Apr. 2019 In the last story, the world comes to an end and its inhabitants must relive the day on a cosmic loop. Ellen Gamerman, WSJ, "In ‘Friday Black,’ Retail Is Bloody and the World Is Ending," 22 Oct. 2018 This is an experience that none of us will likely ever get to relive again, so why not relish in that moment and have fun as much as possible? Patrick Crowley, Billboard, "'Drag Race' Miss Congeniality Monet X Change Dishes on 'All Stars 4' & Asia O'Hara's Butterfly Reveal," 30 June 2018 Just like Mkhitaryan, his showed the pace by which the Gunners’ offense creates danger, and instantly relived the pressure of delivering that first goal. Juan Pimiento,, "Arsenal's new offense, Liverpool-Spurs thriller and the best of the soccer weekend," 4 Feb. 2018 And in the meantime, relive the glory of season one at the link below. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Mindhunter Season 2: Everything We Know So Far," 19 Mar. 2019 Not only is Pierpaolo Piccioli leading a couture renaissance, as did Lacroix, but fashion and politics seem to be reliving the 1980s. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "Talking With @fkachristianlacroix, aka the Real Christian Lacroix, About Instagram and the 1980s," 13 Mar. 2019

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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 How to pronounce relive (audio) \
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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