1. restoring confidence and relieving anxiety

    Antonyms : unreassuring
    Examples :
    • a very reassuring remark


  1. restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state

    Synonyms : resurrect
    Type Of : rejuvenate, restore, regenerate
    Examples :
    • He revived this style of opera
  2. cause to regain consciousness

    Synonyms : resuscitate
    Type Of : bring round, bring to, bring around, bring back
    Examples :
    • The doctors revived the comatose man
  3. return to consciousness

    Synonyms : come to, resuscitate
    Type Of : change state, turn
    Examples :
    • She revived after the doctor gave her an injection
  4. give new life or energy to

    Synonyms : animate, quicken, reanimate, recreate, renovate, repair, revivify, vivify
    Type Of : stimulate, energise, arouse, brace, energize, perk up
    Examples :
    • A hot soup will revive me
  5. be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength

    Type Of : expand, thrive, boom, flourish
    Examples :
    • Interest in ESP revived


  1. (of e.g. celestial bodies) above the horizon

    Examples :
    • the risen sun


  1. any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses

    Synonyms : rosebush
    Type Of : shrub, bush
  2. pinkish table wine from red grapes whose skins were removed after fermentation began

    Synonyms : blush wine, pink wine, rose wine
    Type Of : vino, wine
  3. of something having a dusty purplish pink color

    Synonyms : rosaceous, roseate
    Examples :
    • the roseate glow of dawn
  4. a dusty pink color

    Synonyms : rosiness
    Type Of : pink


  1. deprive of virginity

    Synonyms : deflower
    Type Of : mate, couple, copulate, pair
  2. an event that results in destruction

    Synonyms : ruination
    Type Of : destruction, wipeout, demolition
  3. an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction

    Synonyms : ruination
    Type Of : devastation, desolation
    Examples :
    • you have brought ruin on this entire family
  4. failure that results in a loss of position or reputation

    Synonyms : downfall, ruination
    Type Of : failure
  5. destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined

    Synonyms : laying waste, ruination, ruining, wrecking
    Type Of : devastation, destruction
  6. the process of becoming dilapidated

    Synonyms : dilapidation
    Type Of : decay
  7. destroy completely; damage irreparably

    Synonyms : destroy
    Examples :
    • You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!
    • The tears ruined her make-up
  8. reduce to bankruptcy

    Synonyms : bankrupt, break, smash
    Type Of : impoverish
  9. a ruined building

    Type Of : edifice, building
    Examples :
    • they explored several Roman ruins
  10. destroy or cause to fail

    Type Of : baffle, bilk, scotch, cross, thwart, queer, spoil, foil, frustrate
    Examples :
    • This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election
  11. fall into ruin

    Type Of : dilapidate, crumble, decay
  12. reduce to ruins

    Type Of : lay waste to, desolate, devastate, ravage, scourge, waste
    Examples :
    • The country lay ruined after the war


  1. impart vigor, strength, or vitality to

    Synonyms : invigorate
    Type Of : arouse, brace, energise, energize, perk up, stimulate


  1. affirm once again

    Type Of : affirm
    Examples :
    • He reaffirmed his faith in the church


  1. the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service

    Synonyms : recessional
    Type Of : procession
  2. a small concavity

    Synonyms : corner, niche, recess
    Type Of : incurvation, concave shape, concavity, incurvature
  3. the act of becoming more distant

    Synonyms : receding
    Type Of : withdrawal
  4. the act of ceding back

    Synonyms : ceding back
    Type Of : cession, ceding
  5. the state of the economy declines; a widespread decline in the GDP and employment and trade lasting from six months to a year

    Type Of : economic condition


  1. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

    Synonyms : cast, drift, ramble, range, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander
    Type Of : move, travel, go, locomote
    Examples :
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • The cattle roam across the prairie


  1. return to life; get or give new life or energy

    Synonyms : regenerate, restore
    Type Of : regenerate, renew
  2. become young again

    Type Of : regenerate
    Examples :
    • The old man rejuvenated when he became a grandfather
  3. cause (a stream or river) to erode, as by an uplift of the land

    Type Of : stimulate, provoke
  4. develop youthful topographical features

    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • the land rejuvenated
  5. make younger or more youthful

    Antonyms : age
    Type Of : regenerate, revitalize
    Examples :
    • The contact with his grandchildren rejuvenated him