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chance22

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chinese
I'm not sure about the choice between the two words when price is concerned. That is, shall I say the price in the stock market has revived or recovered? Thank you very much.
 
  • bibliolept

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    AE, Español
    While you could say the stock market is showing signs of life, that it still has some fight in it, that it hasn't given up the ghost, etc., "revive" isn't as idiomatic a choice as "recovered."
     

    chance22

    Member
    chinese
    While you could say the stock market is showing signs of life, that it still has some fight in it, that it hasn't given up the ghost, etc., "revive" isn't as idiomatic a choice as "recovered."
    Thank you. So it's more acceptable to say the price has recovered, right?
     

    bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    It is probably more common. For one thing, "revived" suggests that it was low enough before that it could have been compared to death or at least unconsciousness, so it would also be more dramatic than "recovered."
     
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