verb (used with object), re·lived, re·liv·ing.

to experience again, as an emotion.
to live (one's life) again.

verb (used without object), re·lived, re·liv·ing.

to live again.

Origin of relive

First recorded in 1540–50; re- + live1
Related formsre·liv·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for relive

Contemporary Examples of relive

Historical Examples of relive

  • We relive and redie and redie and relive, endlessly, ad infinitum.

    The Paliser case

    Edgar Saltus

  • I too should wish nothing but to relive it all from the beginning.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • Whether I wanted to or not, I had to relive the two last hours we'd ever have with Hal.

    One Way

    Miriam Allen deFord

  • You must relive this scene for us, becoming first Maggie and then Tom.

    Vocal Expression

    Katherine Jewell Everts

  • This is not the moment to relive that beautiful memory as a whole.

British Dictionary definitions for relive



(tr) to experience (a sensation, event, etc) again, esp in the imagination
Derived Formsrelivable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for relive

1540s, "to come to life again" (also "to restore to life again"), from re- "back, again" + live (v.). Meaning "to experience over again" is attested from c.1711. Related: Relived; reliving.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper