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Restore (something) to a state of activity; bring back into action:‘the government announced measures to reactivate the economy’‘the committee was reactivated’
stimulate, excite, stir up, arouse, rouse, waken, animate, activate, incite, galvanize, instigate, whet, inspire, kindle, fan, refresh, strengthen, invigorate, reanimate, reactivate, revive, revitalize, resuscitate, revivifyView synonyms
- ‘John Smyth, a spokesman, says the movement is reactivating its base.’
- ‘The systems are reactivated when the handset is out of range.’
- ‘The stress caused by the collision is thought to have reactivated the cancer cells, causing it to spread to other parts of her body.’
- ‘I think that Alison's portrait reactivates this dormant aspect of Trafalgar Square.’
- ‘HIS Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has officially reactivated a steam engine.’
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