Definition of revival in English:

revival

Line breaks: re|vival
Pronunciation: /rɪˈvʌɪv(ə)l
 
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noun

  • 1An improvement in the condition, strength, or fortunes of someone or something: a revival in the fortunes of the party an economic revival
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    • A revival of economic strength is, in my view, the most urgent and realistic task.
    • Boyana Film Studios, housed in a vast complex of buildings and situated in 30 hectares of parkland, has seen a dramatic revival of its fortunes in recent years.
    • We had emerged from a very difficult drought and from a world recession in '83, thanks to the breaking of the drought here and the revival of fortune in the rural industries.
    Synonyms
    improvement, rallying, picking up, betterment, amelioration, turn for the better; advance, rally, upturn, upswing, comeback, resurgence, renewal
  • 1.1A restoration to life or consciousness: [as modifier]: cryogenic revival patients
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    • After an hour of intense medical attention further revival attempts failed and the children were pronounced dead just after 8pm.
    • Even today, you still spend three days brain-dead before revival.
  • 2An instance of something becoming popular, active, or important again: cross-country skiing is enjoying a revival
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    • Well-designed garden products are enjoying a popular revival at the moment, giving the opportunity to side-step the boring plastic window box.
    • His novels enjoyed a brief popular revival after the obscenity trial of Lady Chatterley's Lover in 1960, but most of them have fallen off the literary map.
    • Using rubber band tracks, which are currently enjoying a worldwide revival of popularity, would reduce the vulnerability of wheeled vehicles.
    Synonyms
  • 2.1A new production of an old play or similar work: they both played in a major revival of The School for Scandal
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    • Ashtarte Productions produce a breathtaking revival of this tragic play.
    • Suchet leads an all-star cast in a revival of Terence Rattigan's Man and Boy.
    • The troupe ushered in three successful premieres and produced several revivals of note.
  • 2.2A reawakening of religious fervour, especially by means of evangelistic meetings: the revivals of the nineteenth century [mass noun]: a wave of religious revival
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    • The structure and content of religious celebrations, processionals, revivals and regular religious meetings also require analysis.
    • Therefore, one can most dramatically see the extent of these religious revivals by comparing levels of affiliation in 1970 to 1995.
    • Studies of religious revivals throughout the former Soviet Union must account for the impact of decades of forced secularization.

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