revivify
transitive verb Etymology: French révivifier, from Late Latin revivificare, from Latin re- + Late Latin vivificare to vivify Date: 1675 to give new life to ; reviverevivification noun

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  • Revivify — Re*viv i*fy, v. t. [Cf. F. r[ e]vivifier, L. revivificare. See {Vivify}.] To cause to revive. [1913 Webster] Some association may revivify it enough to make it flash, after a long oblivion, into consciousness. Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revivify — index cure, fix (repair), recall (call back), rehabilitate, remedy, renovate, restore ( …   Law dictionary

  • revivify — *restore, revive, resuscitate Analogous words: reanimate (see base word at QUICKEN): *vitalize, activate, energize: galvanize, quicken, stimulate (see PROVOKE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • revivify — ► VERB (revivifies, revivified) ▪ give new life or vigour to. DERIVATIVES revivification noun …   English terms dictionary

  • revivify — [ri viv′ə fī΄] vt. revivified, revivifying [Fr revivifier < LL(Ec) revivificare: see RE & VIVIFY] to put new life or vigor into; cause to revive vi. to revive revivification n. revivifier n …   English World dictionary

  • revivify — UK [riːˈvɪvɪˌfaɪ] / US [ˌrɪˈvɪvɪˌfaɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms revivify : present tense I/you/we/they revivify he/she/it revivifies present participle revivifying past tense revivified past participle revivified to give new energy to someone… …   English dictionary

  • revivify — re|viv|i|fy [ri:ˈvıvıfaı] v past tense and past participle revivified present participle revivifying third person singular revivifies [T] formal to give new life and health to someone or something ▪ The aim was to strengthen and revivify the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • revivify — [[t]riːvɪ̱vɪfaɪ[/t]] revivifies, revivifying, revivified VERB To revivify a situation, event, or activity means to make it more active, lively, or efficient. [FORMAL] [V n] They ve revivified rhythm and blues singing by giving it dance beats… …   English dictionary

  • revivify — verb (T) formal to give new life and health to someone or something: the aim was to strengthen, revivify and revitalise the Labour Party …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • revivify — revivification /ri viv euh fi kay sheuhn/, n. /ri viv euh fuy /, v.t., revivified, revivifying. to restore to life; give new life to; revive; reanimate. [1665 75; < F révivifier < LL revivificare. See RE , VIVIFY] * * * …   Universalium

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