• IPA: /ɹɪˈvaɪv/

revive (revives, present participle reviving; past and past participle revived)

  1. (intransitive) To return to life; to become reanimated or reinvigorated.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, 1 Kings 17:32 ↗:
      The Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into again, and he revived.
  2. (transitive) To return to life; to cause to recover life or strength; to cause to live anew.
    The dying puppy was revived by a soft hand.
    Her grandmother refused to be revived if she lost consciousness.
  3. (ambitransitive) To recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression.
    Classical learning revived in the fifteenth century.
    The Manx language has been revived after dying out and is now taught in some schools on the Isle of Man.
  4. (transitive) To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate.
    This new paint job should revive the surgery waiting room.
  5. (transitive) To raise from coma, languor, depression, or discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension.
  6. (transitive) 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
  7. (intransitive) To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.
  8. (transitive) To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state
    to revive a metal after calcination
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