Revive Definition

revived, revives, reviving
revived, revives, reviving
To come or bring back to life or consciousness; resuscitate.
Webster's New World
To come or bring back to a healthy, vigorous, or flourishing condition after a decline.
Webster's New World
To give new health, strength, or spirit to.
Was revived by the long shower; a speech that revived morale.
American Heritage
To come or bring back into use or attention.
Webster's New World
To restore to use, currency, activity, or notice.
Revived a fad from the 1980s.
American Heritage

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

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