verb (used without object), re·lived, re·liv·ing.
  1. 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. 2018

Examples from the Web for relived

Contemporary Examples of relived

Historical Examples of relived

  • They had relived a dozen moving incidents by flood and field.

    The Brown Mouse

    Herbert Quick

  • She now saw him from the commencement of that scene and relived what she had then felt.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • At once in a sort of retrograde vision, she relived the past.

    The Monster

    Edgar Saltus

  • She brought all incidents to her absences home, and the two relived them with her.


    George Madden Martin

  • He died that His life might be loosed out to be relived in us.

British Dictionary definitions for relived


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



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