revitalize

verb
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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That same old song, revitalized with Woods’ recent on-course resurgence, will be sung in full throat next week at the first of four FedExCup playoff events, The Northern Trust at Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey. Brett Cyrgalis, Fox News, "'Tiger Factor' looms large over PGA's first playoff event," 19 Aug. 2018 As part of a project that began in 2014 and finished up in the spring of 2017, the featured 18 holes at the facility — The Valley — have been redesigned, revitalized and rebranded. Brent Kennedy, baltimoresun.com, "Hunt Valley Country Club," 11 July 2018 Supporters, including nearby business owners, say Saxony Village is a key part to revitalizing the Main Street commercial district that runs between Fond du Lac Avenue and the railroad tracks. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "After long debate, Germantown's Saxony Village is opening apartments aimed at millennials," 6 July 2018 Facing a pumped-up and revitalized United lineup at Old Trafford would have been difficult enough with everyone fit, but PSG coach Thomas Tuchel has problems in every position except goalkeeper. Jerome Pugmire, The Seattle Times, "PSG fans have cause to worry ahead of Manchester United game," 10 Feb. 2019 Hoping to revitalize the area, the town fathers bought the land in 1928, and the Northport Village Park, with its community bandstand, was dedicated in 1933. Marcelle Sussman Fischler, New York Times, "Northport, N.Y.: Old-Time Charm in a Waterfront Village," 2 May 2018 One of my focuses will be on the Bishop’s Woods neighborhood plan and revitalize the area to keep it a relevant business park for years to come. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brookfield incumbent aldermen have been locks the last 10 years. Will this change in 2018 spring election?," 7 Mar. 2018 The city has been working on revitalizing the Five Points South area and bringing businesses back to the historic block. Ivana Hrynkiw, AL.com, "Brennan's Irish Pub opens in Five Points South neighborhood," 24 Feb. 2018 Since 2001, its mission has been to revitalize the area around the Toronto harbor through development, environmental remediation, public-transit expansion, and site-specific public projects. Molly Sauter, The Atlantic, "Google’s Guinea-Pig City," 13 Feb. 2018

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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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revitalize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of revitalize

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

revitalize

transitive verb
re·​vi·​tal·​ize
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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