One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Fill with enthusiasm and energy; reinvigorate.‘the Prime Minister would breathe new life into his party’
reinvigorate, revitalize, re-energize, brace, fortify, strengthen, give new strength to, give a boost to, build up, bolster, prop up, help, renew, regenerate, restore, revive, revivify, rejuvenate, reanimate, resuscitate, refresh, reawaken, rekindle, enliven, stimulate, put some spark into, kick-start, upliftinstil, infuse, inject, impart, imbue with, transfuseView synonyms
- ‘I mean, I love fleshing them out, feeling them, breathing life into them.’
- ‘Portraying their vibrancy and the sheer emotional drama of their everyday lives, he breathes life into his characters.’
- ‘They rejuvenate their age-old vocal style by breathing new life into some time-worn standards.’
- ‘The opera company has a reputation for breathing new life into neglected masterpieces.’
- ‘An unlearned spontaneity breathes life into the best pieces here.’
- ‘Some directors combined visual and aural experimentation to breathe life into what they viewed as a moribund art form.’
- ‘It is certainly breathing new life into a flagging design economy.’
- ‘His work is entirely digital with creative textures and themes breathing life into his three-dimensional models.’
- ‘Even under a heavy latex suit, his intensity comes through and breathes life into what could be a wooden role.’
- ‘Reality shows are breathing life into the careers of some unlikely people.’
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