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 somebody/something to ˈlife

make somebody/something more lively, interesting or attractive: It was only her performance that brought the movie to life.If you put a couple of pictures on the wall it might bring the room to life a bit.

bring to life

1. To cause to regain consciousness.
2. To put spirit into; animate.
3. To make lifelike.
See also: bring, life
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In Hottentot Venus, Barbara Chase-Riboud has done for Saartjie Baartman what she earlier Sally Hemings: taken a black woman who survives largely in mystery, myth and rumor, and through research and a compelling narrative brought her to life. Chase-Riboud's talent is the ability to write historical fiction that is meticulously detailed, descriptive and imagines the internal geography of those she writes about.