To reanimate is to bring someone (or something) back to life, or to give them renewed energy. A new lead singer might be just the thing your band needs to reanimate its concerts.

You can reanimate someone in a literal way by giving them CPR after a heart attack — and you can also reanimate them more figuratively, simply by getting them excited about a fun weekend plan. Even if your friend is half asleep on a Monday morning in math class, the idea of a Saturday at the amusement park might be enough to reanimate her. The Latin root animare means "give breath to" and "endow with spirit."

Definitions of reanimate
  1. verb
    give new life or energy to
    synonyms: animate, quicken, recreate, renovate, repair, revive, revivify, vivify
    come to, resuscitate, revive
    return to consciousness
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    type of:
    arouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up, stimulate
    cause to be alert and energetic
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