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revive

re·vive

revive

 
 
pronunciation:
rih vaIv
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part of speech: verb
inflections: revived, revives, reviving
definition: to make conscious again.
A nurse revived him after he hit his head and fell to the ground.
similar words:
restore, stir up
derivations: revivable (adj.), revivably (adv.), revivingly (adv.), reviver (n.)
Word History
Revive comes from a Latin word that means "to live again."
Word Parts
The word revive contains the following parts:
re- Latin prefix that means again; back or back again
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The prefix re- occurs in verbs that are Latin loanwords, where it can mean "again" (revise ) or "back again" (reflect ). It also attaches to English verbs (replay , rewind) with both meanings. Any verb can be prefixed by "re- " to indicate that an action is repeated. No hyphen is necessary unless the word formed is identical to an existing word (re-sign the document, but resign from a job).