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re·vive

revive

 
 
pronunciation:
rih vaIv
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part of speech: verb
inflections: revives, reviving, revived
definition 1: to bring back into use or popularity.
Fashion designers like to revive old styles.
synonyms:
restore
definition 2: to give new health, strength, or life to.
The rain shower revived the crops.
synonyms:
freshen, refresh
similar words:
animate, brace, recuperate
definition 3: to wake up or make conscious again.
The nurse revived the patient who had fainted.
synonyms:
rouse
similar words:
restore, stir up
derivations: revivable (adj.), revivably (adv.), revivingly (adv.), reviver (n.)
Word History
Revive comes from a Latin word that means "to live again."
Word Parts  About this feature
The word revive contains the following parts:
re- Latin prefix that means again; back or back again
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The prefix re- occurs in verbs that are Latin loanwords, where it can mean "again" (revise ) or "back again" (reflect ). It also attaches to English verbs (replay, rewind) with both meanings. Any verb can be prefixed by "re- " to indicate that an action is repeated. No hyphen is necessary unless the word formed is identical to an existing word (re-sign the document, but resign from a job).
viv, vivi, vit Latin root that means life, living, live