revivify

verb re·viv·i·fy \ rē-ˈvi-və-ˌfī \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of revivify

transitive verb
:to give new life to :revive

revivification

play \rē-ˌvi-və-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Examples of revivify in a Sentence

  1. looking for ways to revivify the city's economy

  2. a new director hoping to revivify the region's oldest repertory company

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Worn-out soil may be revivified by careful organic tending. A terrific new recruit can revivify a discouraged football team, and an imaginative and energetic new principal can revivify a failing high school. After World War II, one European country after another was slowly revivified, their economies and cultural life gradually coming back to life. Notice that revivify looks like some other words with very similar meanings, such as revive, revitalize, and reinvigorate.

Origin and Etymology of revivify

French révivifier, from Late Latin revivificare, from Latin re- + Late Latin vivificare to vivify


REVIVIFY Defined for English Language Learners

revivify

verb

Definition of revivify for English Language Learners

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



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