Definitions for: Revive


[v] return to consciousness; "The patient came to quickly"; "She revived after the doctor gave her an injection"
[v] give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"
[v] cause to regain consciousness; "The doctors revived the comatose man"
[v] restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state; "He revived this style of opera"
[v] be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength; "Interest in ESP revived"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*vive", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Revived; p. pr. & vb.
n. Reviving.] [F. revivere, L. revivere; pref. re- re- +
vivere to live. See Vivid.]
1. To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live
anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated. --Shak.

The Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of
the child came into again, and he revived. --1 Kings
xvii. 22.

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

3. (Old Chem.) To recover its natural or metallic state, as a
metal.


Re*vive", v. t. [Cf. F. reviver. See Revive, v. i.]
1. To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate.

Those bodies, by reason of whose mortality we died,
shall be revived. --Bp. Pearson.

2. To raise from coma, languor, depression, or
discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension.

Those gracious words revive my drooping thoughts.
--Shak.

Your coming, friends, revives me. --Milton.

3. Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as,
to revive letters or learning.

4. To renew in the mind or memory; to bring to recollection;
to recall attention to; to reawaken. ``Revive the libels
born to die.'' --Swift.

The mind has a power in many cases to revive
perceptions which it has once had. --Locke.

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

Synonyms: come to, resuscitate

See Also: arouse, boom, boot, brace, bring around, bring back, bring round, bring to, bring up, change state, energise, energize, expand, flourish, get ahead, perk up, prosper, raise, reboot, regenerate, rejuvenate, republish, restore, resurrect, stimulate, thrive, turn, upraise

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