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 On Saturday afternoon, former storied rivals Nebraska and Colorado got together to relive their old Big 12 days. Laken Litman,, "Winners and Losers of Week 2 of the College Football Season," 8 Sep. 2019 But the reaction to reboots is a mixed bag, leaving some elated to relive the good old days and others lamenting about the lack of creativity and the risk of ruining the original. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Reba, Magnum P.I., Last Man Standing: Which TV Reboots Do You Actually Want?," 9 Aug. 2018 See our list below -- with a Spotify playlist of all the songs at the bottom -- and have fun reliving the days of Monica Lewinsky, Jesse Camp and Mark McGwire all week on Billboard Staff, Billboard, "The 98 Greatest Songs of 1998: Critics' Picks," 29 May 2018 The booze cruise double date was a lot of fun for Carl and Emily, who relived their spring break days. Ashley Iaconetti, Cosmopolitan, "Bachelor in Paradise Recap: Guess Who's Back, Back Again," 25 Aug. 2016 Christie Brinkley is reliving the exact moment her time on Dancing with the Stars came to a painful, early end. Christina Dugan,, "Christie Brinkley Sobs as She Reveals Her Arm 'Shattered Into a Thousand Little Pieces' in DWTS Fall," 16 Sep. 2019 To relive his contributions to a collective offensive failure. Rich Campbell,, "Mitch Trubisky needs a ‘next-play’ mentality to bounce back. So for him, that means no more talking about the Packers game.," 11 Sep. 2019 As the Bears and Packers kick off the NFL's 100th season Thursday night, relive five of Rodgers' most memorable performances against Chicago. Christopher Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Aaron Rodgers, Packers have dealt Bears some devastating losses. Here are QB's five biggest moments," 5 Sep. 2019 While Julia likes to save and Marina likes to socialize, this was not a time to skimp on a hostel and relive our glory days of backpacking around Europe. Maggie Parker, Glamour, "Ditch Your Spouse. Take a Babymoon With Your Best Friends, Instead," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of relive

circa 1526, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Relive.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 21 November 2019.

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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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