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[ree-liv] /riˈlɪv/
verb (used with object), relived, reliving.
to experience again, as an emotion.
to live (one's life) again.
verb (used without object), relived, reliving.
to live again.
Origin of relive
1540-50; re- + live1
Related forms
relivable, adjective Unabridged
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  • He liked to relive in dream fashion the years of early endeavour––of his married life with Hannah.

    The Gorgeous Girl Nalbro Bartley
  • Whether I wanted to or not, I had to relive the two last hours we'd ever have with Hal.

    One Way Miriam Allen deFord
  • You must relive this scene for us, becoming first Maggie and then Tom.

    Vocal Expression Katherine Jewell Everts
  • This is not the moment to relive that beautiful memory as a whole.

    Vanishing Roads and Other Essays Richard Le Gallienne
  • To relive this greater suffering there needs no change of laws, only a change of heart.

    Fisherman's Luck Henry van Dyke
British Dictionary definitions for relive


(transitive) to experience (a sensation, event, etc) again, esp in the imagination
Derived Forms
relivable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for relive

1540s, "to come to life again" (also "to restore to life again"), from re- "back, again" + live (v.). Meaning "to experience over again" is attested from c.1711. Related: Relived; reliving.

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