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verb American English pronunciation: revive /rɪˈvaɪv/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyrevive
he/she/itrevives
present participlereviving
past tenserevived
past participlerevived
 
  1. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to become, or to make something become, active, successful, or popular again

    Jenkins certainly has the ability to revive Australian women's tennis.

    revive someone's/something's fortunes (=improve a situation for someone/something):

    The railroad revived the flagging fortunes of the town.

  2. 4
    [transitive] to experience a feeling or memory again

    They enjoyed their chats as they revived memories of their youth.

  3. 5
    [intransitive/transitive] often humorous to make someone feel better, or to start feeling better

    I need a cup of tea to revive me!

    revive someone's spirits (=to make someone feel happier or less tired):

    It's amazing what a five-star hotel can do to revive your spirits.

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