revive verb

1 bring sth back

ADV. quickly, rapidly Banks and businesses had been rapidly reviving business activities in China. | suddenly

VERB + REVIVE try to trying to revive some of the old customs | help (to), help sb (to) the country's readiness to help revive the economic fortunes of its neighbours

PHRASES an attempt/effort to revive sth attempts to revive falling sales | be aimed at reviving sth an initiative aimed at reviving talks on the country's political future

2 make sb conscious again

VERB + REVIVE try to

PREP. with They revived him with cold water.

PHRASES an attempt/effort to revive sb Attempts to revive her failed and she was dead on arrival at hospital.