bring (someone or something) to life

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bring (someone or something) to life

1. Literally, to revive one who has lost consciousness. After Lily fainted, we used smelling salts to bring her to life.
2. By extension, to energize someone, especially after a period of inactivity or lethargy. A: "OK, schedule Tuesday's meeting, get John on the phone, and then come in my office so we can all discuss that big project." B: "Wow, that cup of coffee really brought you to life!"
3. To revitalize something that has become dull or stale. The new CEO's creative approach really brought that failing company to life.
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bring someone or something to life

Fig. to give vigor or vitality to someone or something; to reactivate someone or something. (See also bring something back to life.) A little singing and dancing would have brought the play to life. Some coffee will bring you to life.
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bring to life

Enliven or energize a person or thing. For example, The promise of a big part in the play brought Jane to life, or The author's changes really brought this screenplay to life. [c. 1300] Also see come to life.
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bring to life

1. To cause to regain consciousness.
2. To put spirit into; animate.
3. To make lifelike.
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Liberation doesn't come from shallow celebrations but from the dirty bits that make us uncomfortable, scared, uncertain, and that eventually bring us to life.
In contrast, bowhunting challenges us with the unknown, the uncomfortable, and the emotional--all qualities that bring us to life in the field.
And God does not bring us to life as a people and then abandon us: we have the "Spirit of truth" with us, every word of the way.
My concern in biblical study has been, from beginning to end, the issue of human transformation, that is, the search for a Jesus who can bring us to life.
Their cheers bring us to life and put pressure on our opponents.
God did not ask our permission to bring us to life, he said.