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

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Other Words from revitalize

revitalization \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌvī-​tə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce revitalization (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 That’s why neighborhood residents like Phillips-Pea have been working for nearly a decade to revitalize the four corners — to change the narrative. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Residents trying to revitalize a San Diego community call it “The Four Corners of Life”," 27 Sep. 2020 The Cowboys poached longtime Rams special teams coach John Fassel to revitalize a unit that struggled in 2019. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, "'Our honeymoon is over': Mike McCarthy seeks first win as Dallas Cowboys coach after Week 1 disappointment," 18 Sep. 2020 The town has long looked for a way to revitalize acres of vacant land near the station, while the state is trying to foster new housing and business development along Hartford Line stops. Don Stacom,, "Berlin on track for apartments, retail from $18 development near Hartford Line station," 17 Sep. 2020 Rarely does the capital budget supply taxpayer dollars to revitalize a city’s housing stock. al, "Mobile approves budget changes aimed at bolstering neighborhood revitalization," 8 Sep. 2020 Peoria, a northwest Valley suburb, has tried for years to revitalize the Old Town and Grand Avenue areas. Joshua Bowling, The Arizona Republic, "Vacant Smitty's grocery store on Grand Avenue slated for demolition after years-long court battle," 12 Aug. 2020 This pack comes with different kinds of masks to help brighten, soothe and revitalize your skin, plus they’re all made with a blend of collagen and hyaluronic acid to give your face an extra dose of moisture. Nikhita Mahtani, CNN Underscored, "14 top-rated sheet masks you can buy on Amazon right now," 9 Sep. 2020 The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, which is at University and Asher avenues, also is collaborating with the city to revitalize the area. Rachel Herzog, Arkansas Online, "Little Rock mayor unveils plan for Asher Avenue area," 3 Sep. 2020 Walgreens is trying to revitalize its business amid broader shifts in the U.S. retail and health-care businesses. Angelica Lavito,, "Walgreens Picks Former Rite Aid CEO to Lead U.S. Business," 31 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of revitalize

1848, in the meaning defined above

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30 Sep 2020

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“Revitalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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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 revitalise (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 revitalisation (audio) \ noun

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