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resurrect

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verb res·ur·rect \ˌre-zə-ˈrekt\

Simple Definition of resurrect

  • : to bring (a dead person) back to life

  • : to cause (something that had ended or been forgotten or lost) to exist again, to be used again, etc.

Full Definition of resurrect

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to raise from the dead

  3. 2 :  to bring to view, attention, or use again

Examples of resurrect

  1. The story is about a scientist who claimed that he could resurrect the dead.

  2. He is trying to resurrect his acting career.

  3. an old government program that is being resurrected



Origin of resurrect

back-formation from resurrection


First Known Use: 1772


RESURRECT Defined for Kids

resurrect

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verb res·ur·rect \ˌre-zə-ˈrekt\

Definition of resurrect

res·ur·rect·edres·ur·rect·ing

  1. 1 :  to bring back to life

  2. 2 :  to bring to view or into use again <The band resurrected an old song.>





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