Definition of revitalize in English:


(also revitalise)


  • Imbue (something) with new life and vitality:

    ‘a package of spending cuts to revitalize the economy’
    • ‘He said the government is divided, with one part working against another on a host of issues including the budget, revitalizing the stock market and liberalizing taxes.’
    • ‘These strategies, many believe, are also key to revitalizing our inner cities and helping to mitigate the effects of suburban sprawl.’
    • ‘I believe that by allowing readers to participate in the news cycle, bloggers are revitalizing democracy.’
    • ‘Perhaps it is the increasing competition from other recruiting grounds that is revitalizing the tournament.’
    • ‘Trying to restore sky power, Nigeria Airways officials have begun the process of revitalizing the failing airline.’
    • ‘There are of course short term techniques such as water harvesting by revitalizing rural ponds, water recycling to water conservation.’
    • ‘The two major pillars for revitalizing the dormant economy are corporate capital spending and private consumption.’
    • ‘Glavin and Leier had their conversation about revitalizing the union movement on May Day, a day to commemorate international working class solidarity.’
    • ‘Despite these shortcomings, Bartley still deserves credit for revitalizing the editorial form.’
    • ‘The sponsor may not have been too happy but Ann later credited the commercial with revitalizing her career in the seventies.’
    • ‘What are we going to do about housing, health, education, the environment, creating jobs, revitalizing our economies?’
    • ‘It may, as Michael suggests, turn out to be a good thing in the long run, revitalizing our political system and getting people engaged.’
    • ‘This startling reversal of fortune is instructive of the way in which modern management techniques are revitalizing Chinese business.’
    • ‘Instead of spicing up or revitalizing my sexual relations, these experiments just left me loving my partners less.’
    • ‘Already, these new entrepreneurs are revitalizing the economy.’
    • ‘Plus, revitalizing the inner city and downtown area is essential.’
    • ‘New Orleans was also the victim of a prolonged failure of the federal government to adopt and fund a serious strategy for revitalizing urban centers.’
    • ‘This interpretation is essential for revitalizing ethnic literature.’
    • ‘It says it is nonsense to talk of revitalizing the construction industry, because that would fuel real estate speculation.’
    • ‘He may talk about revitalizing the secret service and the military, but his government does not have the money to effectively oppress its citizens.’
    reinvigorate, 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, put new life into, breathe new life into, enliven, stimulate, put some spark into, kick-start, uplift
    give a shot in the arm to, pep up, buck up, get going again
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