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Meaning of REVIVE

Pronunciation:  ri'vIv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  return to consciousness; "The patient came to quickly"; "She revived after the doctor gave her an injection"
  2. [v]  give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"
  3. [v]  cause to regain consciousness; "The doctors revived the comatose man"
  4. [v]  restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state; "He revived this style of opera"
  5. [v]  be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength; "Interest in ESP revived"

REVIVE is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: come to, resuscitate
 See Also: arouse, boom, boot, brace, bring around, bring back, bring round, bring to, bring up, change state, energise, energize, expand, flourish, get ahead, perk up, prosper, raise, reboot, regenerate, rejuvenate, republish, restore, resurrect, stimulate, thrive, turn, upraise



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*vive"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Revived}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Reviving}.] [F. revivere, L. revivere; pref. re- re- +
    vivere to live. See {Vivid}.]
    1. To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live
       anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated. --Shak.
             The Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of
             the child came into again, and he revived. --1 Kings
                                                   xvii. 22.
    2. Hence, to recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity,
       neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in
       the fifteenth century.
    3. (Old Chem.) To recover its natural or metallic state, as a
  2. \Re*vive"\, v. t. [Cf. F. reviver. See {Revive}, v. i.]
    1. To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate.
             Those bodies, by reason of whose mortality we died,
             shall be revived.                     --Bp. Pearson.
    2. To raise from coma, languor, depression, or
       discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension.
             Those gracious words revive my drooping thoughts.
             Your coming, friends, revives me.     --Milton.
    3. Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as,
       to revive letters or learning.
    4. To renew in the mind or memory; to bring to recollection;
       to recall attention to; to reawaken. ``Revive the libels
       born to die.'' --Swift.
             The mind has a power in many cases to revive
             perceptions which it has once had.    --Locke.
    5. (Old Chem.) To restore or reduce to its natural or
       metallic state; as, to revive a metal after calcination.