Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To undergo or experience again, especially in the imagination.
  • intransitive v. To live again.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To come back to life.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To live again; to revive.
  • transitive v. To recall to life; to revive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To live again; revive.
  • To recall to life; reanimate; revive.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. experience again, often in the imagination

Etymologies

From re- +‎ live. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Almost 15 years later, I wondered what it was going to feel like to 'relive' that surreal experience and just hoped that the film stayed true to the events and avoided the Hollywood schmaltz that often sensationalizes historical matters.

    Stacey Kalish: Invictus We Trust

  • And part of the problem, when you ask about Chris, you know, the specific incident and things like that, you know, the law was originally designed -- and still is -- that the complaining witness or the victim is not supposed to be identified and precisely so that there won't be these questions -- so they don't have to kind of relive it.

    CNN Transcript Sep 5, 2009

  • You can kind of relive your own first sales through them.

    Talented newcomers

  • Who wants to kind of relive those days in your memory?

    CNN Transcript Jan 23, 2006

  • S. O'BRIEN: All victory for everybody really, because at the end of the day the show did so well and ABC gets to kind of relive it and anybody who was even slightly interested will watch.

    CNN Transcript Aug 22, 2005

  • And then you kind of relive, when you go down there, where you were, where you last saw someone, where I shook hands with Father Judge or Pete Ganci, you know, right before they died.

    CNN Transcript Sep 11, 2004

  • I guess, Colonel Eberly, you kind of relive it, huh?

    CNN Transcript Apr 19, 2003

  • And I'm ready to do that and I'm ready to kind of relive his steps.

    CNN Transcript Oct 19, 2001

  • Rather than relying on patients 'visualization skills to "relive" the traumatic experience, technological strategies such as virtual reality (VR) provide a controlled environment in which patients can experience a situation or scenario while learning to cope with their emotional responses.

    innovations-report

  • Just reading the words on a computer screen was enough to make the brain 'relive' the experience of suffering.

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