relive

verb

re·​live (ˌ)rē-ˈliv How to pronounce relive (audio)
relived; reliving; relives

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.
Recent Examples on the Web We were robbed of closure and of the experience of reliving all our memories as a family. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 23 Feb. 2024 Perhaps Beijing’s recent efforts to relive the strain on its African partners will satisfy them. Milton Ezrati, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 The story revolves around a middle-aged man trapped in a time loop, repeatedly reliving the Christmas Eve of his murder. Patrick Frater, Variety, 15 Feb. 2024 In the weeks after Sarah Hunt’s death, Julia endured the dream multiple times each night, waking from the grip of its familiar terror only to drift back to sleep and relive the nightmare all over again. Elliot Ackerman, WIRED, 12 Feb. 2024 Lane said the settlement saved the girls the trauma of having to relive what happened during a trial, the AP reported. USA TODAY, 6 Feb. 2024 The settlement saved the girls the trauma of having to relive what happened during a trial, Lane said. Colleen Slevin The Associated Press, arkansasonline.com, 6 Feb. 2024 As Valentine’s Day nears, this device is a thoughtful, meaningful gift beyond conventional presents, offering a chance to relive and share memories with loved ones. Stack Commerce, Popular Science, 1 Feb. 2024 Others want to relive the romance or memory of past rail travel, now in this region. Alexandra Mendoza, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1526, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of relive was circa 1526

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“Relive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relive. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

relive

verb
re·​live (ˈ)rē-ˈliv How to pronounce relive (audio)
: to live over again
especially : to experience again in the imagination

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