revive

To revive something is to provide it with new energy or life, like when you revive a drooping plant by watering it, or when you revive a boring party by breaking out the karaoke machine.

Revive comes from the Latin roots re-, meaning “again,” and vivere, meaning “to live.” So, the word revive means “live again.” While the possibility of bringing folks back from the dead isn’t something we’re qualified to comment on, we will note that revive can be used in a sense that’s very close to its literal meaning; specifically, revive can mean “cause someone to regain consciousness.”

Definitions of revive
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v cause to regain consciousness

“The doctors revived the comatose man”
Synonyms:
resuscitate
come to, resuscitate
return to consciousness
Types:
boot, bring up, reboot
cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes
raise, resurrect, upraise
cause to become alive again
Type of:
bring around, bring back, bring round, bring to
return to consciousness

v return to consciousness

“She revived after the doctor gave her an injection”
Synonyms:
come to, resuscitate
animate, quicken, reanimate, recreate, renovate, repair, revivify, vivify
give new life or energy to
resuscitate
cause to regain consciousness
Type of:
change state, turn
undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

v give new life or energy to

“A hot soup will revive me”
Synonyms:
animate, quicken, reanimate, recreate, renovate, repair, revivify, vivify
come to, resuscitate
return to consciousness
Type of:
arouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up, stimulate
cause to be alert and energetic

v restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state

“He revived this style of opera”
Synonyms:
resurrect
Types:
republish
revive (a cancelled will or a libel)
Type of:
regenerate, rejuvenate, restore
return to life; get or give new life or energy

v be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength

“Interest in ESP revived
Type of:
boom, expand, flourish, thrive
grow vigorously

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