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.
Recent Examples on the Web The decision by Juliet's mother, a witch, to curse her daughter's lover inadvertently ties Juliet to him through time—dooming her to relive the same love affair over and over for centuries to come. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Ars To-Be-Read: Five books we’re most excited to read in 2020," 29 Dec. 2019 Season two plays out as a horrible, funhouse mirror reflection of season one: Joe is stuck reliving a similar situation, despite his best intentions. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Netflix's 'You’ Is a Gorgeous, Thrilling Show — With an Ugly Problem," 18 Dec. 2019 Instead, Doctor Manhattan spends his last moments on earth reliving his memories with his current wife, Angela. Time, "All the Questions We Still Have After the End of Watchmen," 16 Dec. 2019 That same month, a Kansas family arrived to relive their vacations from the 1980s. Bill Bowden, Arkansas Online, "Theme park owner out, bless his heart," 8 Dec. 2019 Willoughby said this shows how important Bowen’s guilty plea was, in that victims were not required to relive the abuse on the stand. William Thornton |, al, "Alabama evangelist Acton Bowen sentenced to 1,008 years in sex abuse cases," 20 Dec. 2019 This massive lineup of vinyl pants royalty will be a chance for members of Gen-X to relive their youth gone wild (Skid Row reference, sadly absent). Trevor Fraser,, "Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe and more team up for visit to Camping World Stadium," 4 Dec. 2019 The fridge will also have everything a family could need to relive the famous spaghetti dinner scene, including noodles, marshmallows, chocolate sauce, Pop-Tarts, cookie dough, M&Ms and liters of Coca-Cola to chug and super-burp. Hannah Chubb,, "This Decked-Out Buddy the Elf-Themed Hotel Suite Will Have You Singing Loud For All to Hear," 19 Nov. 2019 Jackson sighed when he was asked to relive that game Wednesday. Jonas Shaffer,, "Why are the Ravens’ Lamar Jackson and Texans’ Deshaun Watson MVP candidates? They still play like like they’re in college.," 15 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of relive

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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16 Jan 2020

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“Relive.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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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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