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re·vive / riˈvīv/ • v. [tr.] restore to life or consciousness: both men collapsed, but were revived. ∎  [intr.] regain life, consciousness, or strength: she was beginning to revive from her faint. ∎  give new strength or energy to: the cool, refreshing water revived us all. ∎  restore interest in or the popularity of: many pagan traditions continue or are being revived. ∎  improve the position or condition of: the paper made panicky attempts to revive falling sales. DERIVATIVES: re·viv·a·ble adj. re·viv·er n.

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REVIVE

To renew.

For example, revival is the act of renewing the legal force of a contract or debt, either by acknowledging it or by giving a new promise, when the contract or debt is no longer a sufficient foundation for a lawsuit because it is barred by the running of the statute of limitations.

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revive XV. — (O)F. revivre or late L. revīvere, f. RE- + vīvere live; the causative meaning, which has developed in Eng., corr. to the uses of F. raviver.
Hence revival (-AL2) XVII; whence revivalism, -ist XIX.

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