ADJ. great, major, marked | modern, recent | cultural, economic, industrial, literary, religious, etc. The late 19th century was a time of religious revival.
VERB + REVIVAL enjoy, experience, undergo His work is enjoying a revival in popularity. | stage The economy has staged something of a revival in the last year. | bring about, cause, lead to, spark, stimulate The exhibition has stimulated a revival of interest in the Impressionists. | see The period saw a great revival in the wine trade.
PREP. ~ in a revival in the fortunes of the Democratic Party | ~ of a revival of ancient skills
PHRASES a revival of interest the revival of interest in local radio | signs of (a) revival He claimed the housing market was showing signs of a revival.