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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More than 50 seniors relived the 1960s and '70s during the first Club 535 Saturday night dance. Linda G. Kramer,, "Seniors bust a move at Berea's Club 535: Community Voices," 28 Mar. 2018 Most have had previous encounters with tulle, tights, and Tchaikovsky, all here to relive glory days or live days that could’ve been. Matt Ortile, SELF, "Whenever My Life Feels Out of Control, I Go to Ballet Class," 16 Aug. 2018 Teen Mom’s Catelynn Baltierra is reliving the tough and stressful choices that need to be made as a pregnant teenager. Alexia Fernandez,, "Teen Mom's Catelynn Baltierra Emotionally Revisits Her Own Pregnancy on What Would You Do?," 11 July 2018 Here are a few simple solutions to help capture the little things that really make life great— and save them in a way to relive it again and again. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "Easy ways to share and organize digital photos," 5 June 2018 The 2018 Broadway season has come and gone, but pre-Tonys parties—where theater lovers can gather and geek out about their favorite shows—provide a chance to relive the best plays all over again. Maria Ward, Vogue, "The Manhattan Theatre Club Spring Gala Hosted a Medley of New Broadway Musicals," 15 May 2018 The comedy follows a young woman who gets the chance to relive her carefree childhood when the pressures of adult life become too overwhelming. Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue, "21 Under 21: Marsai Martin Will Executive Produce and Star in Her Own Movie at 14," 5 Nov. 2018 As the crash became international news, the Swift Current survivors relived their accident all over again. Greg Bishop,, "The Valley of Darkness," 13 Apr. 2018 Maya Washington relived that path, going on a journey with her father to revisit his escape from segregation and the Spartans’ role in integrating college football. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan State's Gene Washington blazed integration trail in East Lansing," 13 Apr. 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 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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