One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘attempts to revive the woman failed’
resuscitate, bring round, bring to life, bring back, bring someone to their senses, bring someone back to their senses, bring back to consciousness, bring back from the edge of death
give artificial respiration to, give the kiss of life to, give cardiac massage to, defibrillate
2‘the man soon revived’
regain consciousness, recover consciousness, come round, come to life, come to one's senses, recover, awake, wake up
3‘a cup of tea revived her’
reinvigorate, revitalize, refresh, energize, reanimate, resuscitate, brace, fortify, strengthen, revivify, rejuvenate, regenerate, renew, breathe new life into, enliven, stimulate, freshen
4‘the man who revived the Orient Express’
reintroduce, re-establish, restore, resurrect, relaunch, bring back, reinstall, reinstitute, regenerate, revitalize, resuscitate, breathe new life into, give a new lease of life to
reinvigorate, renew, awaken, wake up, rejuvenate, stimulate
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