To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated.
- The Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into again, and he revived . 1 Kings xvii. 22.
- The dying puppy was revived by a soft hand.
To recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in the fifteenth century.
- Her grandmother refused to be revived if she lost consciousness
- In recent years, The Manx language has been revived after dying out and is now taught in some schools on the Isle of Man.
To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate.
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To raise from coma, languor, depression, or discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension.
Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as, to revive letters or learning.
To renew in the mind or memory; to bring to recollection; to recall attention to; to reawaken.
- Hopefully this new paint job should revive the surgery waiting room
To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.
To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state
- The Harry Potter films revived the world’s interest in wizardry
- revive a metal after calcination.
(en noun )
Reincarnation; new birth subsequent to one’s first.
* 1989 , Saral Jhingran, Aspects of Hindu morality , page 35:
* 2009 , Richard Taruskin, Music in the Nineteenth Century :
- A theistic version of the above doctrine of transmigratory existence is presented best in the Bhagavadgit? which compares the rebirth of the soul in another body to changing of clothes,
* 2000 , Joseph Stoutzenberger, Celebrating Sacraments , page 132:
- And it was the spread of modern nationalism in the aftermath of Napoleon’s defeat that mainly accounted for the nineteenth-century rebirth of the “Handelian” oratorio in Germany, where it had never thrived before,
* 2011 , Chad T. Pierce, Spirits and the Proclamation of Christ , page 233:
- The rebirth of Baptism affirms that Christ the healer shares our life.
- Rather, in 1 Pet 3:21, those who have experienced rebirth in Christ, presumably through baptism, are promised an eschatological reward.