Definition of rejuvenate in English:


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transitive verb

[with object]
  • 1Give new energy or vigor to; revitalize.

    ‘the exercise and fresh air rejuvenated me’
    • ‘a new challenge may be just what he needs to rejuvenate his career’
    • ‘the Central Bank announced bold stimulus measures to rejuvenate the economy’
    revive, revitalize, renew, regenerate, restore, breathe new life into, make someone feel young again, revivify, reanimate, resuscitate, refresh, reawaken, rekindle, put new life into, put new heart into, add some zest to, put some spark into, kick-start, uplift
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    1. 1.1Restore a youthful appearance to.
      ‘exfoliation rejuvenates the skin’
      • ‘The organisation is charged with rejuvenating the centre of town.’
      • ‘Mr Monks added that by bringing new residents to the area, local commerce and businesses would benefit and it would help rejuvenate the town centre.’
      • ‘A newly refurbished building has been praised for helping to rejuvenate the surrounding town centre.’
      • ‘Since its opening, the centre has managed to rejuvenate the surrounding community.’
      • ‘The council have indicated this area is a major advantage in their hopes to rejuvenate the centre of the town.’
      • ‘The jeweller and specialist watch chain has signed up the model and actress in a bid to rejuvenate its image.’
      • ‘Hundreds of jobs could be created in Burnley after a £2 million plan to rejuvenate an area of the town centre was revealed today.’
      • ‘Devizes should have its own town centre manager to spearhead efforts to rejuvenate retail activity by late August or early September.’
      • ‘It was set up to provide training for people trying to return to work and to rejuvenate the town following devastating job losses and a subsequent slump in the 1980s.’
      • ‘Hence, it becomes imperative for those in the business of rejuvenating the people to create this awareness.’
      • ‘A brief, unplanned vacation rejuvenates your energy and personal relationships.’
      • ‘Walton Community Project, formed to rejuvenate the town, organised a large-scale scheme to get the resort ready before the holiday season gets into full swing.’
      • ‘Love and romance enhance and rejuvenate a personal relationship.’
      • ‘It's best to rejuvenate personal relationships with tender loving care.’
      • ‘A good exercise programme such as aerobics will also activate and rejuvenate the skin and improve circulation and blood flow.’
      • ‘The Government aims to rejuvenate market towns, and to focus improved health-care access and standards on them.’
      • ‘Thousands have signed our petitions, and sent in letters of support saying how the new stadium will rejuvenate the town.’
      • ‘This is a good time to look afresh at personal relationships to rejuvenate the friendship you may have lost.’
      • ‘You need to be tender, loving and caring to rejuvenate personal relationships.’
      • ‘They discovered the compounds in the cream which use new ways to rejuvenate the skin.’
    2. 1.2Geology Restore (a river or stream) to a condition characteristic of a younger landscape.
      ‘the streams, rejuvenated by the earlier retreat of the sea, have cut sharp V-shaped canyons in their lower courses’
      • ‘Plans to rejuvenate the River Eden could create dozens of new jobs and bring millions of pounds into the local economy, according to a new report.’
      • ‘Ultimately, how much of the marshland do you think will be rejuvenated or restored?’
      • ‘One example is the Nile, which was rejuvenated when the Mediterranean Sea dried up in the late Miocene.’
      • ‘There is a strong community effort to rejuvenate the river.’



/rəˈjo͞ovəˌnāt/ /rəˈdʒuvəˌneɪt/


Mid 18th century from re-‘again’ + Latin juvenis ‘young’+ -ate, suggested by obsolete French rejeunir.