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Definition of REVIVE

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Revive \Re*vive"\, v. t. [Cf. F. reviver. See {Revive}, v. i.]
     1. To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate. [1913 Webster]

              Those bodies, by reason of whose mortality we died, shall be revived.                     --Bp. Pearson. [1913 Webster]

     2. To raise from coma, languor, depression, or discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension. [1913 Webster]

              Those gracious words revive my drooping thoughts.
                                                    --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Your coming, friends, revives me.     --Milton. [1913 Webster]

     3. Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as, to revive letters or learning. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              The mind has a power in many cases to revive perceptions which it has once had.    --Locke. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Old Chem.) To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state; as, to revive a metal after calcination. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Revive \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. [1913 Webster]

              The Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into again, and he revived. --1 Kings xvii. 22. [1913 Webster]

     2. Hence, to recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in the fifteenth century. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Old Chem.) To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

294 Moby Thesaurus words for "revive":
     abet, accommodate, activate, adapt, adjust, aid, alter, ameliorate, animate, arouse, assist, avail, awake, awaken, bail out, be begotten, be born, be changed, be converted into, be incarnated, be renewed, bear a hand, befriend, benefit, better, bottom out, bounce back, brace, brace up, break, break up, breathe life into, brighten up, bring around, bring back, bring to, bring to mind, brisk, brisken, brush up, buck up, call back, call to mind, call up, change, checker, cheer, cheer up, chirk up, chop, chop and change, come about, come again, come alive, come around, come back, come into being, come into existence, come round, come to, come to life, come up smiling, comfort, conjure up, convert, copy, deform, degenerate, denature, deteriorate, deviate, ditto, diverge, diversify, do a repeat, do again, do good, do over, doctor, double, duplicate, ease, echo, energize, enliven, evoke, exhilarate, favor, fillip, fit, fix, flop, fortify, fresh up, freshen, freshen up, furbish, furbish up, gain, galvanize, get about, get back, get over, get well, give a boost, give a hand, give a lift, give help, go back, go back over, hark back, haul around, help, imitate, improve, infuse life into, invigorate, jazz up, jibe, lend a hand, lend one aid, light up, live again, look back, make a comeback, make over, meliorate, mind, mitigate, modify, modulate, mutate, overthrow, parrot, perk up, pick up, pique, plagiarize, polish, polish up, proffer aid, protect, provoke, pull round, pull through, qualify, quicken, quote, rally, ransom, re-create, re-form, reactivate, realign, reanimate, rebuild, recall, recall to life, recall to mind, recapture, recharge, reclaim, recollect, reconstitute, reconstruct, recoup, recover, recreate, recruit, recuperate, redeem, redesign, redo, redouble, reduplicate, reecho, reestablish, reevoke, refashion, refit, reflect, reform, refound, refresh, refreshen, regain, regale, regenerate, regurgitate, reheat the ashes, reincarnate, reinspire, reinstate, reinstitute, reinvigorate, reissue, rejuvenate, rekindle, relieve, relight, remake, remedy, remember, render assistance, renew, renovate, reoccupy, reopen, reorganize, repair, repeat, replevin, replevy, repossess, reprint, reproduce, rescue, reshape, restore, restructure, resume, resurge, resurrect, resuscitate, retake, retouch, retrace, retrieve, retrospect, return to life, revamp, review, review in retrospect, revindicate, revise, revitalize, revivify, rewarm, ring the changes, rise again, rub up, save, say again, see in retrospect, see the light, set up, sharpen, shift, shift the scene, shine, shuffle the cards, spruce, spruce up, stimulate, stir the embers, subvert, succor, summon up, survive, swerve, tack, take a turn, take back, take heart, take in tow, think back, think of, tone up, touch up, turn, turn aside, turn into, turn the corner, turn the scale, turn the tables, turn the tide, turn upside down, undergo a change, use hindsight, vamp, vamp up, vary, veer, vitalize, vivify, wake up, waken, warm over, warm up, warp, weather the storm, whet, work a change, worsen


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