1 bring sth back

Banks and businesses are quickly reviving business activities in China.

try to

They are trying to revive some of the old customs.

help (to), help sb (to)

The good harvest helped revive the economic fortunes of the country.

an attempt to revive sth, an effort to revive sth

attempts to revive falling sales

be aimed at reviving sth (esp. BrE)

an initiative aimed at reviving talks on the country's political future

2 make sb conscious again
try to

They revived him with cold water.

an attempt to revive sb, an effort to revive sb

Attempts to revive her failed and she was dead on arrival at the hospital.

Revive is used with these nouns as the object: ↑career, ↑confidence, ↑custom, ↑economy, ↑fortune, ↑image, ↑interest, ↑memory, ↑spirit, ↑tradition

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