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 Lamar Jackson brought the University of Louisville its first and only Heisman Trophy, and now Cardinal fans get to relive that historic season — in bobblehead form. Dominique Yates, The Courier-Journal, "The limited edition Lamar Jackson Heisman bobblehead is here," 20 Mar. 2020 For the first decades of their life they were forced to live and relive the political struggles of the Boomers, as the leftist counterculture of the 1960s attacked the existing, conservative over-culture on one front after another. Tanner Greer, National Review, "Learning the Wrong Lessons from Reform Conservatism," 17 Mar. 2020 But even the promise of silly outtakes can't take away our apprehension at having to relive all this catty drama again. Martha Sorren,, "What To Expect From This Year’s Bachelor: Women Tell All," 19 Feb. 2020 Judy Garland's life story is so notorious that author Jacqueline Susann cribbed it and former child star Lindsay Lohan relived it. Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, "The Rise of the Feminist Musical Drama: 'Judy' and Other Films Spotlight Talent Over Romance," 15 Nov. 2019 The time-loop comedy Palm Springs stars Andy Samberg and Cristin Miloti as strangers who keep reliving the same destination wedding day, over and over. TheWeek, "reckons with the streaming revolution," 7 Feb. 2020 Error 0: There was plenty of star power, but the Google ad where an elderly man used his Google Assistant to relive memories of his late wife Loretta ... that made us all tear up at least a little. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Ranking the commercials from Super Bowl LIV," 3 Feb. 2020 But the blow of this forking terrible news can be softened by a rewatch — because who doesn't want to relive iconic moments like Michael's (Ted Danson) big reveal in season 1 or everyone becoming Janet (D'Arcy Carden)? Sabienna Bowman,, "Shirtballs. The Wait For The Good Place Season 4 On Netflix May Be Forking Long.," 30 Jan. 2020 Twenty-two years later, super fans of the Spice Girls now have the opportunity to relive their fondest memories of Spice World with a one-night stay in the iconic Spice Bus, located in Wembley Park. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "Channel Your Inner Spice Girl With a Sleepover In the Original 'Spice World' Bus," 15 May 2019

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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 3 Apr. 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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