verb (used with object), re·lived, re·liv·ing.

  1. to experience again, as an emotion.
  2. to live (one’s life) again.

verb (used without object), re·lived, re·liv·ing.

  1. to live again.


  1. (tr) to experience (a sensation, event, etc) again, esp in the imagination

1540s, “to come to life again” (also “to restore to life again”), from re- “back, again” + live (v.). Meaning “to experience over again” is attested from c.1711. Related: Relived; reliving.

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