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revive

re·vive

revive

 
pronunciation:
rih vaIv
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word History, Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: revived, revives, reviving
definition 1: to update or bring back into use.
Now that they have children of their own, they want to revive some of the old family traditions.Many of the styles of past decades have been revived.
synonyms:
reactivate, reinstate, restore
similar words:
resurrect
definition 2: to infuse with new health, vigor, or vitality.
The much-needed rain revived the crops.
synonyms:
freshen, reanimate, refresh, rejuvenate, renew, restore, revitalize
antonyms:
flag
similar words:
animate, brace, quicken, rally, recharge, recuperate, revivify
definition 3: to restore (a person or animal) to consciousness.
The nurse was able to revive the patient who had fainted.
synonyms:
bring around, resuscitate, rouse
similar words:
rally, restore, resurrect, revivify, stir up
definition 4: to renew mentally.
Her clear description revived my memory of him.
synonyms:
refresh
similar words:
conjure, evoke, reawaken, recall, rouse, stir, summon
definition 5: to present a modern version of (a theatrical work).
The playwright's early works were revived fifty years after his death.
synonyms:
re-present
similar words:
redo, reproduce, resurrect
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to return to health, vigor, or a happy condition.
Now under safe conditions, many of the children who had known war were able to revive.
synonyms:
freshen, recover, recuperate, refresh
similar words:
quicken
definition 2: to come back to consciousness.
Several hours after the accident, the victim revived.
synonyms:
come around, come to, rouse, wake, waken
similar words:
come round
definition 3: to become valid or workable again.
synonyms:
resume
similar words:
recharge, renew
definition 4: to come back into use.
antonyms:
abate
similar words:
recur, resurface, return
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).