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 Supporters say Block 96 could help revitalize downtown. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Mar. 2022 The final round of Rebuild Distressed Communities program provides $976,000 to 26 small businesses and $7.45 million to help revitalize seven commercial corridors located across the state. Bob Bong,, 16 Feb. 2022 The Biden administration also created an interagency working group to help revitalize coal and power plant communities. Sara Schonhardt, Scientific American, 4 Jan. 2022 As much a political as a spiritual endeavor, Yorenka Tasori seeks to revitalize traditional links among the Ashaninka as a way of restoring their historically powerful cohesiveness. Carolina Schneider Comandulli, Scientific American, 23 Apr. 2022 Rukaiyah Adams, the chair of Albina Vision Trust, a nonprofit organization that aims to revitalize the neighborhood, said the group would rather see the highway gone but supports the latest compromise. New York Times, 21 Apr. 2022 The ingredient is known to revitalize hair follicles that have been stripped of life. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Apr. 2022 For years, ever since this strip of downtown has tried to revitalize itself after years of decline, there’s been talk of how to keep peace on the Kay, as city marketers dubbed the stretch. Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2022 Kim Totty, interim marketing director for Hallmark Business Connections, believes that inserting your company into those special moments can revitalize and strengthen customer bonds. Rhett Power, Forbes, 2 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of revitalize

1848, in the meaning defined above

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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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