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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: cause (a stream or river) to erode, as by an uplift of the land
2: develop youthful topographical features; "the land rejuvenated"
3: make younger or more youthful; "The contact with his grandchildren rejuvenated him" [ant: age]
4: return to life; get or give new life or energy; "The week at the spa restored me" [syn: regenerate, restore, rejuvenate]
5: become young again; "The old man rejuvenated when he became a grandfather"

Merriam Webster's

verb (-nated; -nating) Etymology: re- + Latin juvenis young more at young Date: 1789 transitive verb 1. a. to make young or youthful again ; give new vigor to b. to restore to an original or new state <rejuvenate old cars> 2. a. to stimulate (a stream) to renewed erosive activity especially by uplift b. to develop youthful features of topography in intransitive verb to cause or undergo rejuvenescence Synonyms: see renew rejuvenation noun rejuvenator noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. make young or as if young again. Derivatives: rejuvenation n. rejuvenator n. Etymology: RE- + L juvenis young

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rejuvenate Re*ju"ve*nate (r?-j?"v?-n?t), v. t. [Pref. re- re- + L. juventis young, youthful.] To render young again.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(rejuvenates, rejuvenating, rejuvenated) 1. If something rejuvenates you, it makes you feel or look young again. Shelley was advised that the Italian climate would rejuvenate him... VERB: V n rejuvenating The hotel's new Spa offers every kind of rejuvenating treatment and therapy. ADJ 2. If you rejuvenate an organization or system, you make it more lively and more efficient, for example by introducing new ideas. The government pushed through schemes to rejuvenate the inner cities... VERB: V n rejuvenation The way Britain organises its politics needs rejuvenation.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Make young again, restore to youth.

Moby Thesaurus

bring back, bring to, call back, modernize, reanimate, recall to life, recharge, reclaim, recondition, reconstruct, recover, recruit, refresh, refurbish, regenerate, rehabilitate, reheat the ashes, reinspire, reinvigorate, rekindle, relight, renew, renovate, restitute, restore, resurrect, resuscitate, revitalize, revive, revivify, rewarm, stir the embers, update, warm over, warm up, youthen



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