Revive meaning

rĭ-vīv
To come or bring back into use or attention.
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Revive is defined as to bring something or someone back or make something or someone come back to life.

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.

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To give new health, strength, or spirit to.

Was revived by the long shower; a speech that revived morale.

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To bring back to life or consciousness; resuscitate.

Revived the passenger who fainted.

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To come or bring to mind again.
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(intransitive) To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.
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To renew in the mind; recall.

An experience that revived a bad memory.

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To return to life or consciousness.

The patient revived after the anesthetic wore off.

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To regain health, vigor, or good spirits.

We only revived after the heat wave broke.

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To return to use, currency, activity, or notice.

His interest in sculpture revived late in life.

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To come or bring back to life or consciousness; resuscitate.
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To come or bring back to a healthy, vigorous, or flourishing condition after a decline.
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To become or make valid, effective, or operative again.
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To produce (a play) or exhibit (an old film) again after an interval.
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To bring back to life or consciousness; resuscitate.

Revived the passenger who fainted.

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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.

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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.

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To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate.

Hopefully this new paint job should revive the surgery waiting room.

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To raise from coma, languor, depression, or discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension.
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Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as, to revive letters or learning.
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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.

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To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state.

Revive a metal after calcination.

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Origin of revive

  • Middle English reviven from Old French revivre from Latin revīvere to live again re- re- vīvere to live gwei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French revivre, Latin revivere; prefix re- re- + vivere to live. See vivid.

    From Wiktionary