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REVIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does revive mean? 

REVIVE (verb)
  The verb REVIVE has 5 senses:

1. cause to regain consciousness
2. give new life or energy to
3. be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength
4. restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state
5. return to consciousness

  Familiarity information: REVIVE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


REVIVE (verb)


Sense 1revive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to regain consciousness

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

resuscitate; revive

Context example:

The doctors revived the comatose man

Hypernyms (to "revive" is one way to...):

bring around; bring back; bring round; bring to (return to consciousness)

Cause:

come to; resuscitate; revive (return to consciousness)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "revive"):

boot; bring up; reboot (cause to load (an operating system) and start the initial processes)

raise; resurrect; upraise (cause to become alive again)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 2revive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give new life or energy to

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

revivify; recreate; reanimate; vivify; revive; renovate; animate; repair; quicken

Context examples:

A hot soup will revive me / This will renovate my spirits / This treatment repaired my health

Hypernyms (to "revive" is one way to...):

arouse; brace; energise; energize; perk up; stimulate (cause to be alert and energetic)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 3revive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

Interest in ESP revived

Hypernyms (to "revive" is one way to...):

boom; expand; flourish; get ahead; prosper; thrive (grow stronger)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 4revive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

resurrect; revive

Context examples:

He revived this style of opera / He resurrected the tango in this remote part of Argentina

Hypernyms (to "revive" is one way to...):

regenerate; rejuvenate; restore (return to life; get or give new life or energy)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "revive"):

republish (revive (a cancelled will or a libel))

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 5revive [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Return to consciousness

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

resuscitate; come to; revive

Context examples:

The patient came to quickly / She revived after the doctor gave her an injection

Hypernyms (to "revive" is one way to...):

change state; turn (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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