A good way to revive houseplants is to gently wipe the dust off the leaves with a soft, damp cloth.
- An example of revive is when design magazines start showing yellow appliances again, bringing back the trend for yellow refrigerators.
- An example of revive is when a doctor does CPR and helps a person start breathing again.
transitive verb-·vived′, -·viv′ing
- to come or bring back to life or consciousness; resuscitate
- to come or bring back to a healthy, vigorous, or flourishing condition after a decline
- to come or bring back into use or attention
- to become or make valid, effective, or operative again
- to come or bring to mind again
- to produce (a play) or exhibit (an old film) again after an interval
Origin of reviveMiddle English reviven from Old French revivre from Classical Latin revivere from re-, again + vivere, to live: see bio-
verbre·vived, re·viv·ing, re·vives
- To bring back to life or consciousness; resuscitate: revived the passenger who fainted.
- To give new health, strength, or spirit to: was revived by the long shower; a speech that revived morale.
- a. To restore to use, currency, activity, or notice: revived a fad from the 1980s.b. To present (an old play, for example) again.
- To renew in the mind; recall: an experience that revived a bad memory.
- To return to life or consciousness: The patient revived after the anesthetic wore off.
- To regain health, vigor, or good spirits: We only revived after the heat wave broke.
- To return to use, currency, activity, or notice: His interest in sculpture revived late in life.
Origin of reviveMiddle English reviven from Old French revivre from Latin revīvere to live again re- re- vīvere to live ; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present revives, present participle reviving, simple past and past participle revived)
- To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated.
- The Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into again, and he revived. 1 Kings xvii. 22.
- The dying puppy was revived by a soft hand.
- Her grandmother refused to be revived if she lost consciousness
- To recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in the fifteenth century.
- In recent years, The Manx language has been revived after dying out and is now taught in some schools on the Isle of Man.
- To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate.
- Hopefully this new paint job should revive the surgery waiting room
- To raise from coma, languor, depression, or discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension.
- Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as, to revive letters or learning.
- To renew in the mind or memory; to bring to recollection; to recall attention to; to reawaken.
- The Harry Potter films revived the world's interest in wizardry
- (intransitive) To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.
- To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state
- revive a metal after calcination.