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 So far, Coca-Cola's efforts to revitalize its core brand seem to be working. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, "Coca-Cola Energy is coming to the United States," 1 Oct. 2019 Then, the AirDresser would use steaming systems to revitalize them. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Samsung's AirDresser is a smart closet that freshens your clothes," 6 Sep. 2019 Raitt said town officials are interested in efforts to revitalize Arlington Heights and recently completed a neighborhood action plan that includes a number of recommendations to help make that happen. Jennifer Fenn Lefferts,, "Too much, too fast? Towns hit ‘pause’ on big projects," 1 Aug. 2019 The most exciting part is being able to take our historic downtown and revitalize it and work with developers to become a regional service provider for all of Liberty County. Drew Jones, Houston Chronicle, "Grand Parkway construction expected to create economic boon in Liberty County," 5 July 2019 So one of our goals is to look at the whole area and try to revitalize it, and this business is really going to encourage the start of that revitalization. Ed Wittenberg,, "Rita’s Salon and Spa in Solon is a dream come true for co-owners," 28 June 2019 But interest in the neighborhood, coinciding with a newfound effort by city officials to revitalize the urban core, took off in 2012. Joshua Fechter,, "Property values near the Pearl have exploded in the past five years," 22 June 2019 Ford’s operating profit was about half that through the third quarter, at 4.4%, and some investors have said Ford chief Jim Hackett needs quicken efforts to revitalize the business. Allison Prang, WSJ, "Ford Gives Earnings Warning, Offers Less-Bullish 2019 Outlook," 16 Jan. 2019 For example, Erin and Ben [Napier, of HGTV's Home Town] wanted to bring people back to their hometown in an effort to revitalize. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "You Could Become the Next Big HGTV Star—Here's How," 28 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of revitalize

1848, in the meaning defined above

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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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