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

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Mall development seen as boost to area Macroplaza Mall highlights a trend on the city’s north side to revitalize the area and includes a new concentration of city facilities nearby. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, "Vision for aging Pasadena mall: Hispanic flavor, hundreds of stores," 12 Aug. 2019 One of the big projects for the mission team was to revitalize Soul Reapers Church of Christ., "Springdale swimmers honored; Hunt Valley Church mission team also scores big," 6 Aug. 2019 This Newborn Photographer’s Elaborate Shoots Are Going Viral Razvi told WEWS that the project began a few years ago when Cleveland was working to revitalize vacant spaces in the city. Char Adams,, "'Literary Lots' Transforms Empty Public Spaces into Lively Scenes from Children's Books," 6 Aug. 2019 The visas are just one move the country is making to revitalize its tourism industry. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, "Sri Lanka Now Offers Free Visas on Arrival for U.S. Tourists," 1 Aug. 2019 In 2017, the Park Service entered talks with the Federal City Council, a private nonprofit business group, which wanted to revitalize the three golf courses, as well a tennis center that abuts the East Potomac course. Washington Post, "For lease: Three historic public golf courses in the nation’s capital that need millions in repairs," 26 July 2019 Feddersen said the money would be used to revitalize The Forward’s website and expand its readership., "Coca-Cola stock boosted by sales of less sugary drinks," 25 July 2019 The 14,000-square-foot Midtown Plaza is part of Carmel's project to revitalize the city's old industrial area, just south of the Arts & Design District. Natalia E. Contreras, Indianapolis Star, "Who controls the big video screen at Carmel's Midtown Plaza and everything you need to know," 18 July 2019 For decades, conservationists have proposed revitalizing those holdouts by bringing in new blood from larger populations. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "Boosting genetic diversity may save vanishing animal populations. But it may also backfire," 16 July 2019

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First Known Use of revitalize

1848, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of revitalize was in 1848

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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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