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Definition of "revive" []

  • To bring back to life or consciousness; resuscitate. (verb-transitive)
  • To impart new health, vigor, or spirit to. (verb-transitive)
  • To restore to use, currency, activity, or notice. (verb-transitive)
  • To restore the validity or effectiveness of. (verb-transitive)
  • To renew in the mind; recall. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "revive" in a sentence
  • "The “further the world gets from the gulf war, the more it seems willing to let Mr. Hussein revive his deadly weapons projects.”"
  • "This further is to be observed, concerning ideas lodged in the memory, and upon occasion revived by the mind, that they are not only (as the word revive imports) none of them new ones, but also that the mind takes notice of them as of a former impression, and renews its acquaintance with them, as with ideas it had known before."
  • "We are now having our winter snow, not indeed deep or heavy, or long lying, but more than we have had yet this season, and ice and frost that again revive my hope of getting the ice-house filled before the spring fairly comes, and we are left unprovided with what is here such an indispensable necessary of life, that we shall have to purchase it daily, if we have not our stored supply."