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rejuvenate

verb

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1 to bring back to a former condition or vigor
  • the shower rejuvenated me after a long day of cleaning out the garage

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2 to bring back to life, practice, or activity
  • that rock star has rejuvenated '80s fashion for a whole new generation

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How does the verb rejuvenate differ from other similar words?

Some common synonyms of rejuvenate are refresh, renew, renovate, and restore. While all these words mean "to make like new," rejuvenate suggests the restoration of youthful vigor, powers, or appearance.

the change in jobs rejuvenated her spirits

When might refresh be a better fit than rejuvenate?

The words refresh and rejuvenate can be used in similar contexts, but refresh implies the supplying of something necessary to restore lost strength, animation, or power.

a refreshing drink

In what contexts can renew take the place of rejuvenate?

The synonyms renew and rejuvenate are sometimes interchangeable, but renew implies a restoration of what had become faded or disintegrated so that it seems like new.

efforts to renew the splendor of the old castle

Where would renovate be a reasonable alternative to rejuvenate?

Although the words renovate and rejuvenate have much in common, renovate suggests a renewing by cleansing, repairing, or rebuilding.

the apartment has been entirely renovated

When could restore be used to replace rejuvenate?

While in some cases nearly identical to rejuvenate, restore implies a return to an original state after depletion or loss.

restored a fine piece of furniture

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The first known use of rejuvenate was in 1742

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28 May 2020

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“Rejuvenate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rejuvenate. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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