revive re‧vive [rɪˈvaɪv] verb
1. [intransitive, transitive] if a company, the economy etc revives, or if something revives it, it becomes stronger or more active:

• Some regions, such as the Northeast, will revive much more slowly than the national economy.

• To revive sales, the company has cut prices by as much as 9%.

2. [transitive] to bring something back into existence or popularity again:

• The project is to be revived.

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revive UK US /rɪˈvaɪv/ verb [I or T]
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 ailing agricultural sector.


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 interest rate cuts 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 falling profits.

revive talk/speculation/debate, etc. — Cf. revive talk/speculation/debate, etc.
revive interest/fears/hopes, etc. — Cf. revive interest/fears/hopes, etc.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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