UK [riːˈvaɪtəlaɪz] / US [ˌrɪˈvaɪt(ə)lˌaɪz] verb [transitive]
Word forms "revitalize":
present tense I/you/we/they revitalize he/she/it revitalizes present participle revitalizing past tense revitalized past participle revitalized
1) to make something that is failing or weak become strong and successful again

an expansion programme to revitalize the company

a) to make someone feel healthy again
b) to make your skin or hair look healthy again

Derived word:
UK [riːˌvaɪtəlaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n] / US [rɪˌvaɪt(ə)lɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n] noun uncountable

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  • revitalize — re‧vi‧tal‧ize [riːˈvaɪtlaɪz] also revitalise verb [transitive] to make a place, company, economy etc interesting or active again: • a plan for revitalizing the nation s capital • The company was struggling to revitalize its sagging retail… …   Financial and business terms

  • Revitalize — Re*vi tal*ize, v. t. To restore vitality to; to bring back to life. L. S. Beale. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revitalize — index renew (refurbish), resurrect Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • revitalize — (v.) 1858, from RE (Cf. re ) back, again + VITALIZE (Cf. vitalize). Related: Revitalized; revitalizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • revitalize — (Amer.) re·vi·tal·ize || ‚rɪː vaɪtÉ™laɪz v. give new life or energy, reinvigorate, reanimate, regenerate (also revitalise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • revitalize — (also revitalise) ► VERB ▪ give new life and vitality to. DERIVATIVES revitalization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • revitalize — [rē vīt′ l īz΄] vt. revitalized, revitalizing to bring vitality, vigor, etc. back to after a decline revitalization n …   English World dictionary

  • revitalize — verb Revitalize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑career, ↑economy, ↑neighbourhood …   Collocations dictionary

  • revitalize — re|vi|tal|ize also revitalise BrE [ri:ˈvaıtəlaız] v [T] to put new strength or power into something →↑revive ▪ They hope to revitalize the neighborhood by providing better housing. ▪ a revitalizing massage >revitalization [ri:ˌvaıtəlaıˈzeıʃən… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • revitalize — re|vi|tal|ize [ ,ri vaıtl,aız ] verb transitive 1. ) to make something that is failing or weak become strong and successful again: an expansion program to revitalize the company 2. ) to make your skin or hair look healthy again a ) to make… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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