re·​vi·​tal·​ize | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈvī-tə-ˌlīz How to pronounce revitalize (audio) \
revitalized; revitalizing

Definition of revitalize

transitive verb

: to give new life or vigor to

Other Words from revitalize

revitalization \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌvī-​tə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce revitalize (audio) \ noun

Examples of revitalize in a Sentence

The mayor hopes to revitalize the city. a new cream that claims to revitalize sun-damaged skin
Recent Examples on the Web There’s now an ambitious effort underway to revitalize Barnsdall’s olive grove. Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2021 Most of all, Eichel also gets a fresh start to revitalize his NHL career. Mary Clarke, USA TODAY, 5 Nov. 2021 Area leaders have credited Rivian with helping to revitalize the area following Mitsuibishi's depature the plan in 2015. Matt Mcfarland, CNN, 27 Aug. 2021 Roger Penske helped revitalize the race in 2007, though only for two years when the Great Recession hit. Joe Guillen, Detroit Free Press, 3 Nov. 2021 The opportunity to take the reins at Paramount and revitalize it, build first-class executive and creative teams, and restore it to both profitability and creative success has been a source of pride. Brent Lang, Variety, 13 Sep. 2021 Clarke's a fan of using the vegan 72 Hair treatment on her clients, which is designed to penetrate all hair types to actively condition and revitalize it. Elle Turner, Glamour, 10 Aug. 2021 More than 17 months have come and gone since the Hartford Yard Goats last played at Dunkin’ Donuts Park, 17 months in which the north-of-downtown neighborhood has been without the buzz of baseball intended to revitalize it. Dom Amore,, 10 May 2021 Multitrillion-dollar financial stimulus programs, initiated by both the Trump and Biden administrations, helped revitalize the economy, keep businesses open and helped families make it through this tough time. Jack Kelly, Forbes, 7 May 2021

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First Known Use of revitalize

1848, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of revitalize

: to make (someone or something) active, healthy, or energetic again


transitive verb
variants: also British revitalise \ (ˈ)rē-​ˈvīt-​ᵊl-​ˌīz How to pronounce revitalize (audio) \
revitalized also British revitalised; revitalizing also British revitalising

Medical Definition of revitalize

: to impart new life or vigor to : restore to an active or fresh condition

Other Words from revitalize

revitalization also British revitalisation \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌvīt-​ᵊl-​ə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce revitalize (audio) \ noun

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