re·​sur·​face | \(ˌ)rē-ˈsər-fəs \
resurfaced; resurfacing; resurfaces

Definition of resurface 

transitive verb

: to provide with a new or fresh surface resurface skin by dermabrasion

intransitive verb

: to come again to the surface (as of the water) broadly : reappear

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Other Words from resurface

resurfacer \(ˌ)rē-​ˈsər-​fə-​sər \ noun

Examples of resurface in a Sentence

A few of the writer's journals have resurfaced. His resentment toward her resurfaced. The road needs to be resurfaced.
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Last month, Marina Yee, the most elusive member of the Antwerp Six, resurfaced in Tokyo to attend the opening of a retrospective exhibition at the ever-directional vintage shop Laila. Monica Kim, Vogue, "Finding a New Home in Tokyo, Antwerp Six Designer Marina Yee Is Ready for Recognition," 19 Oct. 2018 Patricia has said he was falsely accused of allegations that resurfaced earlier this month in a Detroit News report . Larry Lage, Houston Chronicle, "NFL won't discipline Lions coach Matt Patricia over 1996 sexual allegations," 21 May 2018 Bornstein, who has recently resurfaced in the wake of the Ronny Johnson scandal, told CNN. Amanda Arnold, The Cut, "How Surprising, Donald Trump Reportedly Dictated His Positive Health Report," 1 May 2018 Pay extra close attention to cosmic repetition and ask yourself which themes are resurfacing in your life. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's April 2018 Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 Mar. 2018 Two years later, the brief sit-down in Florida has resurfaced as part of special counsel Robert Mueller III's sprawling investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign, according to Caputo. Anchorage Daily News, "Trump associate Roger Stone reveals new contact with Russian national during 2016 campaign," 17 June 2018 The offer has resurfaced over the last several decades with surprising regularity. Brian Barrett, WIRED, "All the Times North Korea Promised to Denuclearize," 12 June 2018 It’s unclear if any action will be taken against Cuban by the network as a result of these recently resurfaced allegations. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, "'Shark Tank' star Mark Cuban denies 2011 sex assault claims; with Seacrest already under fire, ABC stays mum," 8 Mar. 2018 The remaining money for reconditioning and resurfacing roads would total at least $1.53 billion over two years, or just slightly more than would have been available if lawmakers had not increased funding levels from the previous budget. Jason Stein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin is shifting up to $90 million in local road funding to Foxconn-related projects," 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of resurface

1833, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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English Language Learners Definition of resurface

: to rise to the surface again after being underwater or underground

: to suddenly be found or appear again

: to put a new surface on (something) : to refinish or repair the surface of (something)

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