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[ree-vahyt-l-ahyz] /riˈvaɪt lˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), revitalized, revitalizing.
to give new life to.
to give new vitality or vigor to.
Also, especially British, revitalise.
Origin of revitalize
1855-60; re- + vitalize
Related forms
revitalization, noun Unabridged
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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.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin
  • 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


(transitive) to restore vitality or animation to
Derived Forms
revitalization, revitalisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for revitalize

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

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