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Revive meaning

revive - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state; " He revived this style of opera"; " He resurrected the tango in this remote part of Argentina"
  2. 2. To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated.
  3. 3. Hence, to recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in the fifteenth century.
  4. 4. To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.
  5. 5. To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate.
  6. 6. To raise from coma, languor, depression, or discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension.
  7. 7. Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as, to revive letters or learning.
  8. 8. To renew in the mind or memory; to bring to recollection; to recall attention to; to reawaken.
  9. 9. To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state; as, to revive a metal after calcination.
  10. 10. To restore to life or vigor; awaken; renew.
  11. 11. To return to life or vigor.

revive - examples of usage

  1. On its beginning to revive, he set out to obtain food for it, when the people of the inn, noticing his behaviour, gave his patient some warm milk. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  2. For no sooner did the iron trade revive than the price of cheese responded. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. In this way they remained for a long time, till, by degrees, Dolph's courage began gradually to revive. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
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