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revive (v.)

early 15c., reviven, "regain consciousness; recover health," also transitive, "restore (someone) to health, revive (someone or something)," from Old French revivre (10c.) and directly from Latin revivere "to live again," from re- "again" (see re-) + vivere "to live" (from PIE root *gwei- "to live").

The meaning "bring back to use or notice" is from mid-15c.; as "put an old play on stage again after a lapse of time" by 1823. The intransitive sense of "return to a flourishing state" is by 1560s. Of feelings, activities, "begin to occur again" (intransitive), mid-15c. Related: Revived; reviving.

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Definitions of revive from WordNet

revive (v.)
cause to regain consciousness;
The doctors revived the comatose man
Synonyms: resuscitate
revive (v.)
give new life or energy to;
A hot soup will revive me
revive (v.)
be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength;
Interest in ESP revived
revive (v.)
restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state;
He revived this style of opera
Synonyms: resurrect
revive (v.)
return to consciousness;
She revived after the doctor gave her an injection
Synonyms: come to / resuscitate
From wordnet.princeton.edu