• WordNet 3.6
    • v revive return to consciousness "The patient came to quickly","She revived after the doctor gave her an injection"
    • v revive give new life or energy to "A hot soup will revive me","This will renovate my spirits","This treatment repaired my health"
    • v revive cause to regain consciousness "The doctors revived the comatose man"
    • v revive restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state "He revived this style of opera","He resurrected the tango in this remote part of Argentina"
    • v revive be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength "Interest in ESP revived"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Electrical stimulation of certain areas of the brain has been proven to revive long-lost memories.
    • Revive Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as, to revive letters or learning.
    • Revive Hence, to recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in the fifteenth century.
    • Revive To raise from coma, languor, depression, or discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension. "Those gracious words revive my drooping thoughts.""Your coming, friends, revives me."
    • Revive (Old Chem) To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.
    • Revive To renew in the mind or memory; to bring to recollection; to recall attention to; to reawaken. "Revive the libels born to die.""The mind has a power in many cases to revive perceptions which it has once had."
    • Revive (Old Chem) To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state; as, to revive a metal after calcination.
    • Revive To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate. "Those bodies, by reason of whose mortality we died, shall be revived ."
    • Revive To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated. "The Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into again, and he revived ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Pablo Picasso almost died at birth. The midwife present though he was stillborn and left him on the table. His father, a physician, revived Pablo by breathing air into his lungs.
    • revive To return to life after actual or seeming death; resume vital functions or activities: as, to revive after a swoon.
    • revive To live again; have a second life.
    • revive To gain fresh life and vigor; be reanimated or quickened; recover strength, as after languor or depression.
    • revive To be renewed in the mind or memory: as, the memory of his wrongs revived within him; past emotions sometimes revive.
    • revive To regain use or currency; come into general use, practice, or acceptance, as after a period of neglect or disuse; become current once more.
    • revive In chem., to recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.
    • revive To bring back to life; revivify; resuscitate after actual or seeming death or destruction; restore to a previous mode of existence.
    • revive To quicken; refresh; rouse from languor, depression, or discouragement.
    • revive To renew in the mind or memory; recall; reawaken.
    • revive To restore to use, practice, or general acceptance; make current, popular, or authoritative once more; recover from neglect or disuse: as, to revive a law or a custom.
    • revive To renovate.
    • revive To reproduce; represent after a lapse of time, especially upon the stage: as, to revive an old play.
    • revive In law, to reinstate, as an action or suit which has become abated. See revival
    • revive In chem., to restore or reduce to its natural state or to its metallic state: as, to revive a metal after calcination. Synonyms and To reanimate, reinvigorate, renew, reinspirit, cheer, hearten. See the quotation under revitalize.
    • revive In physical geography, to rejuvenate; give renewed erosive action to by regional uplift: said of streams and rivers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The US federal income tax was first enacted in 1862 to support the Union's Civil War effort. It was eliminated in 1872, revived in 1894 then declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court the following year. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution made the income tax a permanent fixture in the US tax system.
    • v.i Revive re-vīv′ to return to life, vigour, or fame: to recover from neglect, oblivion, or depression: to regain use or currency: to have the memory refreshed
    • v.t Revive to restore to life again: to reawaken in the mind: to recover from neglect or depression: to bring again into public notice, as a play: to recall, to restore to use: to reproduce:
    • v.i Revive to become efficient again as a reagent
    • v.t Revive (chem.) to restore to its natural state
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  • Miguel De Cervantes
    “The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise.”
  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
    “I know a love may be revived which absence, inconstancy, or even infidelity has extinguished, but there is no returning from a d?go?t given by satiety.”
  • Ralph Ellison
    Ralph Ellison
    “If the word has the potency to revive and make us free, it has also the power to blind, imprison, and destroy.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. revivere, L. revivere,; pref. re-, re- + vivere, to live. See Vivid


In literature:

No; from the time of the Emperor Constantine, sculpture, and the rest of the fine arts, gradually revived.
"A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery" by Benziger Brothers
Later in the century, the general question revived in immediate interest under a new form.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
The revival of Mercia was as rapid as its fall.
"History of the English People, Volume I (of 8)" by John Richard Green
But its immediate result was a sudden revival of hope.
"History of the English People, Volume II (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Wasn't you tellin' me in revival time that Eve made all the 'ruction 'twixt the man and God?
"The Quickening" by Francis Lynde
After a brief space he seemed to revive again, and made strong efforts to express himself, but his breath failed him.
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
These laws tell us that of two mental phenomena which occur together, each will tend to recall the other whenever it happens to be revived.
"Illusions" by James Sully
Mrs. Pooley sat up in her corner and revived the conversation interrupted by Miss Proctor.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
Then go through with it a second time, to see what light it throws on the subject of Revivals.
"A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females" by Harvey Newcomb
Their spirits revived, however, as the train commenced to move.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney

In poetry:

All my error, all my weakness,
All my vain delusions fled:
Hope again revived, and gladness
Waved its wings above my head.
"The Buried Flower" by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
Wind blew, light drew them all.
New songs revive their mornings.
Only I, small bird, am forsaken
under the Shekhina’s wing.
"Alone" by Hayyim Nahman Bialik
The bow well bent, and smart the spring,
Vice seems already slain;
But passion rudely snaps the string,
And it revives again.
"Human Frailty" by William Cowper
With Thy strength, O Master, gird us;
Be our Guide, and be our Guard:
Fill us with Thy Holy Spirit;
Oh, revive us by Thy Word!
"Oh, Revive Us" by Daniel Webster Moody
In vain the tempter frights my soul,
And breaks my peace in vain;
One glimpse, dear Savior, of thy face
Revives my joys again.
"Hymn 73" by Isaac Watts
She loved the games men played with death,
Where death must win;
As though the slain man’s blood and breath
Revived Faustine.
"Faustine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

This will come to an end in 2015, likely creating an opening for Neo-Nazis to revive the text.
On stage, the Berkshire Theatre Group is presenting revivals of "A Chorus Line" and "A Class Act" (the biomusical about "Chorus Line" lyricist Ed Kleban).
) I watched Mark Rylance in the Broadway revival of "La Bête ," and it knocked my socks off.
Called "Revival," none of the album's dozen genre-spanning tracks would sound out of place on the radio.
After reviving the "Halloween" franchise, Rob Zombie will next reinvent "The Blob .".
Trout Steak Revival performs at Brush Creek Saloon.
After years of inactivity, a group of local Edgartown businesspeople has revived the Edgartown Board of Trade , whose goal is to bolster business and revitalize the heart of downtown Edgartown.
Boat-building experience revives a 19th-century Greek Revival home.
Brainstorming session to revive Tryon.
One of the nice things about being a long term columnist, is I can revive things I wrote a few years ago and put a new spin on them.
NEW YORK — Not since an ugly witch magically turned into Vanessa Williams in last season's Broadway revival of Into the Woods has a stage actress made as striking a physical transformation as Kate Mulgrew does in Tea at Five.
The Mystics, who recorded "Hushabye" in 1959 which soared to #20 in the nation, will be the headliners for the next rock 'n' roll revival of the New England Doowop Society on Oct 22.
Long Dormant Kentucky Hemp Commission Will Be Revived.
REVIVAL Christian and Andrea Stanley of Valley Malt, in Hadley, Mass.
Part II of an interview with Guangdong Communist Party chief Wang Yang describes leaders' plans for reviving China's export powerhouse.

In science:

Figure 1. (color online) Revival Of Silenced Echo.
Revival of Silenced Echo and Quantum Memory for Light
First we need to confirm the generation of the revived echo, with the expected efficiency, when the primary echo is silenced by spatial phase mismatching.
Revival of Silenced Echo and Quantum Memory for Light
Finding the mechanism that robustly revives the stalled shock to blow up a massive star in a core-collapse supernova has been the primary ob jective of core-collapse supernova theory for decades, but so far success has been limited.
The Role of Collective Neutrino Flavor Oscillations in Core-Collapse Supernova Shock Revival
String theory naturally lives in ten dimensions, which naturally led to the revival of the Kaluza-Klein notion of compactification, with the well-known problematic implications in terms of moduli stabilization.
String Corrections To The Riemann Curvature Tensor
Based upon considerations such as the abovementioned ones, we revived the issue of providing a manifestly supersymmetric formulation of γ parturbed D=10, N=1 supergravity with fully consistent component-level symmetry transformation laws for the theory, to the relevant order in the γ perturbation.
String Corrections To The Riemann Curvature Tensor