Word of the Day: Revive

re-vive / rəˈvīv




  1. to restore to consciousness or life

I dreamt my lady came and found me dead…

And breathed such life with kisses in my lips

That I revived and was an emperor.

From ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare, 1564-1616

  1. to renew or set in motion again

But whenever affection is revived, there life revives.

Vincent van Gogh, 1853-1890


  1. to bring back to use

Memory is the power to revive again in our minds those ideas which after imprinting have disappeared or have been laid out of sight.

John Locke, 1632-1704


  1. to cheer

Men are not revived because they sing; they sing because they are revived.

Aiden Wilson Tozer, 1897-1963


  1. to put on (a play or movie) sometime after its premiere

No producer should revive a play unless they have a very good reason for it.

Timothy West, 1934-


  1. to be renewed or restored

The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.

Harriet Ann Jacobs, 1813-1897