American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To impart new life, energy, or spirit to. See Synonyms at revive.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To restore to life after actual or apparent death.
- To give new vigor or animation to; enliven again.
- In chem., to purify, as a substance that has been used as a reagent in a chemical process, so that it can be used again in the same way.
- Synonyms See list under revive.
- In chem., to become efficient a second time as a reagent, without special chemical treatment, as by oxidation in the air, fermentation, etc.
- v. To reanimate, bring back to life.
- v. To reinvigorate or revitalize.
- v. chemistry To reactivate (a catalyst, reagent etc.).
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To cause to revive.
- v. give new life or energy to
- From French revivifier, from Latin revivificare, corresponding to re- + vivify. (Wiktionary)
- French revivifier, from Old French, to come back to life, from Latin *revīvificāre, to revivify : Latin re-, re- + Latin vīvificāre, to vivify; see vivify. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Not only did Orwell write Animal Farm to revivify Stalinism's monstrous orchestrations of terror and deception; he reported them "on the ground" in the Spanish Civil War in 1937.”
“But maybe by this token Cooke is to be admired for his risk-taking and for bravely trying to revivify a painterly figurative tradition that stretches from Rembrandt through to Bacon.”
“But the narrative for the film is based in fact, tracing Dan's real journey to Ukraine and telling the story of his attempt to revivify his ancestor's Zorokovich vodka distillery by rebranding it for western markets.”
“Reuse, revivify and be local With dining tables, I prefer antiques or recycling a client's existing piece.”
“A scientist-explorer Langdon St. Ives and his valet, Hasbro, pursue their arch-nemesis, the hunchback Dr. Ignacio Narbondo, across Norway, contesting Narbondo's plot to destroy the earth and, later, efforts to revivify Narbondo's apparently frozen corpse.”
“The Republican's 48-page "Pledge to America" is suffused with evocative, "feel-good" imagery designed to console and revivify America's frustrated and forlorn population.”
“Reading it, I found myself rummaging in the medicine cabinet to see if I had materials on hand to revivify myself in case I miss that fifth step down to the lawn and spear myself on the garden gnome.”
“Something there is that can refresh and revivify older people: joy in the activities of the younger generation -- a joy, to be sure, that is clouded by dark forebodings in these unsettled times.”
“The experiment involved creating a strand of DNA as specified by a computer in a sequencing machine, and inserting it into a dead cell of M. capricolum, and then watching it revivify and express the artificial markers and the M. mycoides proteins.”
“Isn't ordinary life strange?' they ask, and in so asking, they revivify and console.”
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