(verb.) restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state; 'He revived this style of opera'; 'He resurrected the tango in this remote part of Argentina'.

(verb.) be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength; 'Interest in ESP revived'.

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(v. i.) To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated.

(v. i.) Hence, to recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in the fifteenth century.

(v. i.) To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.

(v. i.) To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate.

(v. i.) To raise from coma, languor, depression, or discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension.

(v. i.) Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as, to revive letters or learning.

(v. i.) To renew in the mind or memory; to bring to recollection; to recall attention to; to reawaken.

(v. i.) To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state; as, to revive a metal after calcination.

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Synonyms and Synonymous

v. n. [1]. Be resuscitated or reanimated, return to life, recover life, live again.[2]. Be invigorated, refreshed, or roused; recover strength.

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Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Reanimate, revivify, resucitate, refresh, reassure, recover, awake, live

ANT:Extinguish, kill, depress, exhaust, discourage, droop, fade, wither, decline,die

Typist: Vern


v.i. to return to life vigour or fame: to recover from neglect oblivion or depression: to regain use or currency: to have the memory refreshed.—v.t. to restore to life again: to reawaken in the mind: to recover from neglect or depression: to bring again into public notice as a play: to recall to restore to use: to reproduce: (chem.) to restore to its natural state.—n. Revīvabil′ity.—adj. Revī′vable capable of being revived.—adv. Revī′vably.—ns. Revī′val recovery from languor neglect depression &c.: renewed performance of as of a play: renewed interest in or attention to: a time of extraordinary religious awakening: restoration: quickening: renewal as of trade: awakening as revival of learning: (law) reinstatement of an action; Revī′valism; Revī′valist one who promotes religious revivals: an itinerant preacher.—adj. Revīvalis′tic.—ns. Revīve′ment; Revī′ver one who or that which revives: a compound for renovating clothes; Revivificā′tion (chem.) the reduction of a metal from a state of combination to its natural state.—v.t. Reviv′ify to cause to revive: to reanimate: to enliven.—v.i. to become efficient again as a reagent.—adv. Revī′vingly.—n. Revivis′cence an awakening from torpidity after hibernation.—adj. Revivis′cent.—n. Revī′vor (law) the revival of a suit which was abated by the death of a party or other cause.—The Anglo-Catholic revival a strong reaction within the Church of England towards the views of doctrine and practice held by Laud and his school (see Tractarianism).

Typist: Veronica


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