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  1. a person, especially a member of the clergy, who promotes or holds religious revivals.
  2. a person who revives former customs, methods, etc.
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Origin of revivalist

First recorded in 1810–20; revival + -ist
Related formsre·viv·al·is·tic, adjectivenon·re·viv·al·ist, noun
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Related Words for revivalists

evangelist, pastor, preacher, messenger, clergy, teacher, cleric, missionary, televangelist, apostle, missioner, promoter, herald, propagandist, minister, converter, revivalist, parson, divine, ecclesiastic

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  1. a person who holds, promotes, or presides over religious revivals
  2. a person who revives customs, institutions, ideas, etc
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  1. of, relating to, or characterizing revivalism or religious revivalsa revivalist meeting
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Derived Formsrevivalistic, adjective
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