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 Players on the bench turned to the video board to relive their run to the Stanley Cup Final in September. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, "Cup Final hangover? The Stars showed no sign of one while pounding the Predators in their COVID-19 delayed opener," 22 Jan. 2021 The Last Airbender and relive some of our favorite moments from the series thanks to this huge news from the show's voice cast. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "The Voice Cast of "Avatar: The Last Airbender" is Reuniting and Your Biggest Faves are Back," 4 Jan. 2021 Want to relive this episode’s best moments alongside some great folk? Andy Hoglund,, "Saturday Night Live recap: Adele makes hosting debut with musical guest H.E.R.," 25 Oct. 2020 To help relive the Christkindlmarket experience, visitors can take pictures in front of a photo backdrop of a previous Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza. Angie Leventis Lourgos,, "Local bar hosts Christkindlmarket-themed pop-up event, as the popular holiday market goes virtual," 27 Nov. 2020 As to whether there were aspects of his life that were hard to relive for the purpose of sharing in a memoir, Frampton doesn't have to mull it over. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, "'My life is an open book': Peter Frampton talks about his memoir, music and playing live," 15 Oct. 2020 This week on the Peak Northwest podcast, Jim and Jamie relive the trip, which spanned from Vista House to Starvation Creek Falls. oregonlive, "How we visited 16 Columbia River Gorge waterfalls — in 1 day: Peak Northwest podcast," 3 Dec. 2020 While hosting live Rave-A-Thons, Insomniac is continuing to broadcast Insomniac Rewind, a 24/7 stream allowing fans to relive performances from previous festivals including EDC Las Vegas, Hard Summer and the Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival. Patrick Connolly,, "EDC Orlando goes virtual with Rave-A-Thon this weekend," 18 Nov. 2020 IndyStar asked several drivers now set to drive in the season-finale on Sunday to relive those memories. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, "IndyCar drivers remember the hours leading up to postponed St. Pete race in March," 25 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of relive

circa 1526, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Relive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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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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