[ ree-liv ]
/ riˈlɪv /

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

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British Dictionary definitions for relive


/ (riːˈlɪv) /


(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.

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