Definition of reactivate in English:



  • Restore (something) to a state of activity; bring back into action.

    • ‘HIS Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has officially reactivated a steam engine.’
    • ‘The systems are reactivated when the handset is out of range.’
    • ‘I think that Alison's portrait reactivates this dormant aspect of Trafalgar Square.’
    • ‘The stress caused by the collision is thought to have reactivated the cancer cells, causing it to spread to other parts of her body.’
    • ‘John Smyth, a spokesman, says the movement is reactivating its base.’
    stimulate, excite, stir up, arouse, rouse, waken, animate, activate, incite, galvanize, instigate, whet, inspire, kindle, fan, refresh, strengthen, invigorate, reanimate, reactivate, revive, revitalize, resuscitate, revivify
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