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 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 Baystate already had a business initiative, TechSpring, that sought to revitalize the area’s once-proud manufacturing base by developing specialized medical equipment and software. Doug Bock Clark, New York Times, "Inside the Chaotic, Cutthroat Gray Market for N95 Masks," 17 Nov. 2020 Those who supported the development cited the park space and the potential for the development to revitalize their neighborhood by bringing in art, grocery stores and shops. Catherine Matos,, "Orlando planning board OKs $1 billion Rosemont ‘RoseArts District’ project, despite opposition," 17 Nov. 2020 The restaurant was one of the first sit down restaurants in years to open on that part of North Avenue, which is one of various historic commercial corridors in the area that the Central Baltimore Partnership has worked to revitalize. Christina Tkacik,, "Can beloved Baltimore pizza place Joe Squared be a model for the flagging restaurant industry?," 9 Dec. 2020 Like many other influential restauranteurs and entrepreneurs across the country, Styne supports the Restaurants Act of 2020, a congressional bill aimed at providing $120 billion in grants to revitalize the food and beverage industries. Paul Vercammen, CNN, "L.A. restaurateur says politicians are 'living in la-la land' as Covid measures hit," 6 Dec. 2020 For years, Hsieh also worked to revitalize downtown Las Vegas, pledging $350 million in 2013 for redevelopment. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, "Tony Hsieh's family thanks public for 'outpouring of love and respect' following Zappos founder's death," 4 Dec. 2020 Imperial Beach is seeking nearly $8 million in state grants to revitalize Veterans Park. Gustavo Solis, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Imperial Beach seeks $7.9 in grants to enhance Veterans Park," 24 Nov. 2020 To revitalize the property, the developers relied on $100 million in historic tax credits and $50 million in Dallas tax increment financing to help fund the project. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Towering success: Downtown Dallas’ National mixed-use project makes its debut," 20 Nov. 2020 Doug is a Butte County resident who has long been lobbying to revitalize the roads to use as firebreaks. Matthias Gafni, San Francisco Chronicle, "An 800-mile firebreak once traversed California. What happened?," 13 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of revitalize

1848, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jan 2021

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“Revitalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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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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