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"revive" in British English

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reviveverb [I or T]

uk   us   /rɪˈvaɪv/
C2 to come or ​bring something back to ​life, ​health, ​existence, or use: to revive someone's ​hopes/​confidence/​fortunes My ​plants revived as ​soon as I gave them some ​water. A ​hotshower and a ​cup of ​tea will revive you. Traditional ​skills are being revived.

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(Definition of revive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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reviveverb [I/T]

 us   /rɪˈvɑɪv/
to come back to ​life, ​health, ​existence, or use, or ​bring something back to such a ​state: [T] She ​tried to revive the ​unconscious woman. [I] My ​plants revived as ​soon as I gave them a little ​water.
(Definition of revive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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reviveverb [I or T]

uk   us   /rɪˈvaɪv/
to ​start to ​grow, ​develop, or become ​successful again, or to make something do this: Ministers are hoping to set up a ​programme to revive the ​ailingagriculturalsector. The decision to revive a ​brand should always be ​backed by making the necessary ​investments in it. The ​store has revived its ​fortunes in recent ​years. Levels of ​carbon dioxide ​emissions have ​started to ​rise again as ​industry revives.revive an economy/business/market Recent ​interestratecuts by the Fed were ​designed to ​help revive the ​economy.revive sales/profits Almost a ​quarter of the ​workforce is being ​laid off in an attempt to revive ​fallingprofits.
revive talk/speculation/debate, etc. to make ​peoplestart discussing a particular ​subject or problem again: Amid revived ​talk of a possible ​takeoverbid, ​sharesclosed 10p up at 628.5p.
revive interest/fears/hopes, etc. to make ​peoplefeel interested, afraid, hopeful, etc. again: A ​leadingresearchcentre is facing ​closure in a ​move which has revived fears about scientific ​promotion of genetically ​modifiedcrops.
(Definition of revive from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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