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 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 And the more distant World War II becomes, the more Japan and South Korea relive their bitter shared wartime past. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "The Ghosts of World War II," 5 Sep. 2019 And the more distant World War II becomes, the more Japan and South Korea relive their bitter shared wartime past. Victor Davis Hanson, The Mercury News, "Hanson: The ghosts of World War II," 5 Sep. 2019 And that would mean revictimizing all of those kids, who would have to face that man for two weeks in court and relive everything that happened to them. Ashley Remkus |, al, "Foster father pleads guilty to abuse, rape, torture of children in Alabama," 30 July 2019 Fans excitedly responded to the unearthed screen test, reliving memories of the popular series and cast. Claudia Harmata,, "See Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford Audition Together for Star Wars in Unearthed Footage," 29 July 2019

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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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