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re·vive

 (rĭ-vīv′)
v. re·vived, re·viv·ing, re·vives
v.tr.
1. To bring back to life or consciousness; resuscitate: revived the passenger who fainted.
2. To give new health, strength, or spirit to: was revived by the long shower; a speech that revived morale.
3.
a. To restore to use, currency, activity, or notice: revived a fad from the 1980s.
b. To present (an old play, for example) again.
4. To renew in the mind; recall: an experience that revived a bad memory.
v.intr.
1. To return to life or consciousness: The patient revived after the anesthetic wore off.
2. To regain health, vigor, or good spirits: We only revived after the heat wave broke.
3. To return to use, currency, activity, or notice: His interest in sculpture revived late in life.

[Middle English reviven, from Old French revivre, from Latin revīvere, to live again : re-, re- + vīvere, to live; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

re·viv′a·ble adj.
re·viv′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reviving - tending to impart new life and vigor to; "the renewing warmth of the sunshine"
invigorating - imparting strength and vitality; "the invigorating mountain air"
References in classic literature ?
First of all, that I have grown timid of reviving John Harmon's name.
Perhaps,' said Bella; and perhaps she said it with some little sensitiveness arising out of those old curious relations of hers towards the murdered man; 'perhaps, in reviving the name, you would not have liked to give it to a less interesting child than the original.
When the squatter saw that all, even to the reviving Abiram, were busy in administering to their appetites, he gave his downcast partner a glance of his eye, and withdrew towards a distant roll of the land, which bounded the view towards the east.
After throwing a glance around him, with the vain wish of finding a single countenance in which he might detect a solitary gleam of sympathy, he endeavoured to smother those apprehensions, that were by this time reviving in their original violence, by forcing a sort of friendly communication between himself and the squatter--
While his nephew was obeying this order, gleams of reviving hope were seen shooting across the quivering features of the kidnapper.
Her voice sunk with the word, but presently reviving she added,
Elinor would not attempt to disturb a solitude so reasonable as what she now sought; and with a mind anxiously pre-arranging its result, and a resolution of reviving the subject again, should Marianne fail to do it, she turned into the parlour to fulfill her parting injunction.
It requests Khamenei to order the related officials to take effective steps and allocate the needed budget for reviving the lake.
Mumias is also reviving other revenue streams discontinued due to operational challenges.
KHA Secretary Syed Haider Hussain recently met PNSC chairman to discuss the possibility of reviving PNSC hockey team, which once used to be top teams of the country.
Earlier today, the company published a press release announcing that it is planning on reviving some of its dormant properties.
TEHRAN (FNA)- MP from Tehran Ali-Reza Mahjoub says Iran wrestled to succeed in reviving its oil market share.