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revitalize

or (especially British) revitalise

[ree-vahyt-l-ahyz] /riˈvaɪt lˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), revitalized, revitalizing.
1.
to give new life to.
2.
to give new vitality or vigor to.
Origin of revitalize
1855-1860
1855-60; re- + vitalize
Related forms
revitalization, noun
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  • Concurrently, he devoted the aforementioned enthusiasm to heading a program to revitalize the game; with significant results.

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  • Its power to purify and revitalize is peculiar and remarkable.

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  • It imported Western campaigning techniques and made bold promises to revitalize and energize the economy.

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  • THE primary value of the patriotic play lies in its appeal to the love of country, and its power to revitalize the past.

  • These concerted efforts have been an integral part of my program to revitalize the economy.

British Dictionary definitions for revitalize

revitalize

/riːˈvaɪtəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to restore vitality or animation to
Derived Forms
revitalization, revitalisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for revitalize
v.

1840, from re- "back, again" + vitalize. Related: Revitalized; revitalizing.

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