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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: revivre, from Latin revivere 'to live again'

revive

verb
     
re‧vive
1 [transitive] to bring something back after it has not been used or has not existed for a period of time:
Local people have decided to revive this centuries-old tradition.
2 [intransitive and transitive] to become healthy and strong again, or to make someone or something healthy and strong again [↪ recover]:
The economy is beginning to revive.
an attempt to revive the steel industry
The doctors revived her with injections of glucose.
3 [transitive] to produce a play again after it has not been performed for a long time:
A London theatre has decided to revive the 1950s musical 'In Town'.

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