Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts


1) come or bring something back to life, existence, or use
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • revive someone/revive interest in something
  • Analysis
    To 'revive' literally means to 'bring back to life'. This verb is used to describe a resurgence in the popularity of something, bringing something back into use after it has been disregarded or dated or feeling refreshed and energised after a meal, rest or break.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. After a long, busy day, a hot cup of tea always manages to revive me.
    2. The man collapsed after suffering a heart attack, and all attempts to revive him failed.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The company made a bid to buy my business last year, but the deal eventually fell through. Now they have revived their interest and submitted another offer.
    2. With the way the economy is at the moment, now would seem the right time for reviving the development plan that we discussed a few months ago.
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