re·​surge ri-ˈsərj How to pronounce resurge (audio)
resurged; resurging

intransitive verb

: to undergo a resurgence

Examples of resurge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web India’s response comes amid growing fears that piracy in the Red Sea is resurging. TIME, 2 Feb. 2024 Vaccination rates subsequently dropped below the level necessary to protect communities from the disease, causing cases to resurge in England, Wales, and parts of the U.S. and Canada. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 27 Jan. 2024 Concurrently, an anti-Pakistan terrorist group, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has resurged, fueled by the return to power of the Taliban in Afghanistan—enabled, ironically, by Pakistan’s own policy of supporting the Taliban over the last two decades. Asfandyar Mir, Foreign Affairs, 28 Feb. 2023 The use of the watermelon as a symbol resurged in 2021, following an Israeli court ruling that Palestinian families based in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem would be evicted from their homes to make way for settlers. Armani Syed, TIME, 20 Oct. 2023 Later, the county said the Lahaina fire had resurged. Ray Sanchez, CNN, 12 Aug. 2023 Now, with the return to big social events, global travel and office life, the question is how much New York will recede or resurge in its historic dominance as the primary/work/school destination of the three-legged social circuit, and what the rhythms of the seasons will look like. Amanda Gordon, Fortune, 8 Aug. 2023 Interest in Section Three resurged after former President Donald Trump and his allies sought to overturn the 2020 election. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 13 Aug. 2023 That uptick mirrors the post-pandemic spread of other viruses like influenza that abated during lockdowns and resurged as Covid prevention measures lapsed. Ilena Peng, Fortune Well, 1 June 2023 See More

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Word History


Latin resurgere

First Known Use

1575, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of resurge was in 1575

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“Resurge.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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