re·​surge | \ri-ˈsərj \
resurged; resurging

Definition of resurge 

intransitive verb

: to undergo a resurgence

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The buzz surrounding the Duchess' accent resurged after a clip from the new HBO documentary Queen Of The World was released. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "A Royal Expert Weighs in on Meghan Markle's Speculated British Accent," 28 Sep. 2018 The Klu Klux Klan resurged, and the 13th Amendment was being regularly exercised to enact convict leasing — a practice of leasing prisoners to do cheap or unpaid labor for private or public organizations, greatly resembling racialized slavery. Kim Reynolds, Teen Vogue, "How White People Have Reacted to Black Success Over Time in the United States," 30 July 2018 The brown spotted print from her polo outfit has resurged as an in-demand pattern of the season, and polka dots in general are having a moment this year. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Had a Pretty Woman Moment at a Polo Match Over the Weekend," 2 July 2018 Now, after nearly three decades, Asbury Park is resurging. Darryl Fears, Washington Post, "Why New Jersey is leading the resistance to Trump’s offshore drilling plan," 27 May 2018 Crowning glory: Morrison says that following royal weddings, tiaras traditionally resurge in bridal fashion. Tony Bravo, San Francisco Chronicle, "The Markle effect: 6 wedding trends inspired by the royal wedding," 30 May 2018 These results leave the Reds right on the edge of the top four cliff, only two points ahead of the resurging Chelsea with one last matchday left on the schedule. Juan Pimiento,, "Chicago Fire bounce back, Spurs find European relief and the best of the week in soccer," 10 May 2018 Gonzalez has resurged since his batting average dipped to .164 in mid-April. Hunter Atkins, Houston Chronicle, "George Springer's RBIs help secure Astros' victory over A's," 9 May 2018 North Korea had effectively wiped out malaria in the 1970s, but the disease resurged in the late 1990s in the face of the country’s economic collapse. Jeremy Youde, Washington Post, "North Korea has a big tuberculosis problem. It’s about to get worse.," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of resurge

1575, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for resurge

Latin resurgere

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