Definition of revive in English:


Line breaks: re¦vive
Pronunciation: /rɪˈvʌɪv


[with object]



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  • Warner and Lazaridis are creating for the Royal Opera a production which has a very handsome look, a production which is eminently revivable with a series of different casts.
  • Although the play has none of the socio-political force of The Daughter-in-Law which shortly followed it, it remains a highly revivable curiosity.
  • Carl Maria von Weber was here in the 1800s, penning most of his eminently revivable opera Silvana in Stuttgart.


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  • We saw ourselves not as builders from scratch, but as revivers of a great (but not perfect) tradition that had existed not only in our country but also in Syria, Iraq, Iran, Morocco and elsewhere.
  • Hong Kong's unemployment rate dropped marginally in April to a 17-month low of 7.1 per cent, helped by the twin economic revivers of tourism and consumer spending.
  • Then, to add to their claim as revivers, Farron Gorey picked a ball off the ruck and with one step launched an enormous kick out of the centre which seemed to pass through the posts for a major.


late Middle English: from Old French revivre or late Latin revivere, from Latin re- 'back' + vivere 'live'.

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