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 : to raise from the dead
2 : to bring to view, attention, or use again
Examples of resurrect in a sentence
The story is about a scientist who claimed that he could resurrect the dead.
He is trying to resurrect his acting career.
an old government program that is being resurrected
Origin and Etymology of resurrect
back-formation from resurrection
First Known Use: 1772
Rhymes with resurrect
acrolect, architect, birth defect, circumspect, deselect, dialect, disaffect, disconnect, disinfect, disrespect, edge effect, genuflect, grapholect, incorrect, indirect, in effect, intellect, interject, intersect, introject, introspect, lake effect, misdirect, preselect, re-collect, recollect, redirect, reelect, retrospect, self-respect, side effect, turtlenecked, vivisect
RESURRECT Defined for Kids
Definition of resurrect for Students
1 : to bring back to life
2 : to bring to view or into use again <The band resurrected an old song.>
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