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verb (used with object), re·lived, re·liv·ing.
  1. to experience again, as an emotion.
  2. to live (one's life) again.
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verb (used without object), re·lived, re·liv·ing.
  1. to live again.
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Origin of relive

First recorded in 1540–50; re- + live1
Related formsre·liv·a·ble, adjective
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  • 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


  1. (tr) to experience (a sensation, event, etc) again, esp in the imagination
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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.

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