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revival (rɪˈvaɪvəl



  1. the act or an instance of reviving or the state of being revived
  2. an instance of returning to life or consciousness; restoration of vigour or vitality
  3. a renewed use, acceptance of, or interest in (past customs, styles, etc)   ⇒  ■ a revival of learning,   ⇒  ■ the Gothic revival
  4. a new production of a play that has not been recently performed
  5. a reawakening of faith or renewal of commitment to religion
  6. an evangelistic meeting or service intended to effect such a reawakening in those present
  7. the re-establishment of legal validity, as of a judgment, contract, etc


View thesaurus entry
= resurgence, picking up, improvement, rallying, comeback, upswing, turn for the better
= reawakening, restoration, renaissance, renewal, awakening, resurrection, refreshment, quickening, rebirth, resuscitation, revitalization, recrudescence, reanimation, renascence, revivification

Translations for 'revival'

  • British English: revival When there is a revival of something, it becomes active or popular again. NOUNThis return to realism has produced a revival of interest in a number of artists.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: restabelecimento
  • Chinese: 再流行
  • European Spanish: renacimiento
  • French: renouveau
  • German: Wiederaufleben
  • Italian: risveglio
  • Japanese: 復活
  • Korean: 되살아남
  • Portuguese: restabelecimento
  • Spanish: renacimiento

Example Sentences Including 'revival'

Even as her body gave the impression of making some revival from the initial assault, the bruised and insulted brain was swelling.
Dobbs, Michael The Touch of Innocents
They set to resolving other problems, settling scores, planning initiatives which might lead to revival and electoral success.
Dobbs, Michael The Touch of Innocents
Strange things they seem to dislike there: Bibles, for example: they must be quite terrified of a nationwide religious revival.
Low, Ona To His Just Desserts


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