- to activate, set in motion, or take up again; renew: to revive old feuds.
- to restore to life or consciousness: We revived him with artificial respiration.
- to put on or show (an old play or motion picture) again.
- to make operative or valid again.
- to bring back into notice, use, or currency: to revive a subject of discussion.
- to quicken or renew in the mind; bring back: to revive memories.
- to reanimate or cheer (the spirit, heart, etc., or a person).
- Chemistry. to restore or reduce to the natural or uncombined state, as a metal.
- to return to life, consciousness, vigor, strength, or a flourishing condition.
- to recover from financial depression.
- to be quickened, restored, or renewed, as hope, confidence, suspicions, or memories.
- to return to notice, use, or currency, as a subject, practice, or doctrine.
- to become operative or valid again.
- Chemistry. to recover the natural or uncombined state, as a metal.
Origin of revive
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Antonyms for revive
Related Words for reviverestore, renovate, rejuvenate, strengthen, energize, encourage, repair, resurrect, invigorate, renew, arouse, revitalize, resuscitate, recover, rekindle, overcome, quicken, rouse, console, solace
Examples from the Web for revive
Contemporary Examples of revive
Scholar-activists Larry Lessig and Zephyr Teachout have recently been working to revive it.Undo Citizens United? We’d Only Scratch the Surface
November 12, 2014
Mamoon and his second wife, Liana, hope it will revive his reputation, and “prompt the reissuing of his books in forty languages.”A Novel About a Novelist ‘Like’ Naipaul
November 6, 2014
A great chef who has fought to revive the old spirit says he fears history may repeat itself.In War-Torn Ukraine, Savva Libkin's Delicious Recipes for Survival
August 12, 2014
My friends, hurting from a night of rum-infused revelry, opt for Revive.The I.V. Doc Comes to Your House, Fights Hangovers, and Wins
July 20, 2014
This year, the groups have continued to fight against attempts to revive the credit.Koch Brothers Unveil New Strategy at Big Donor Retreat
June 13, 2014
Historical Examples of revive
It will need the air of heaven to revive its pristine energies.Buds and Bird Voices (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
There was a scarcely disguised intention to revive protection.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
He thought that he must indeed be dying, for how could one who suffered so revive?The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
I never will revive the remembrance of what is now so painful to me.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
I advise you not to revive the subject, neither to me nor anybody else.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
- to bring or be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength; resuscitate or be resuscitatedrevived by a drop of whisky
- to give or assume new vitality; flourish again or cause to flourish again
- to make or become operative or active againthe youth movement was revived
- to bring or come into use or currency againto revive a language
- (tr) to take up againhe revived his old hobby
- to bring or come back to mind
- (tr) theatre to mount a new production of (an old play)
Word Origin for revive
Word Origin and History for revive
- To bring back to life or consciousness; resuscitate.
- To regain health, vigor, or good spirits.