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

Definition of resurge

intransitive verb

: to undergo a resurgence

Examples of resurge in a Sentence

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This year, Aguilar has fallen off the map, with Thames resurging back to his former prominence. Michael Beller,, "Jeff McNeil's Fantasy Stock on the Rise," 2 July 2019 Measles isn’t the only resurging vaccine-preventable disease. Time, "'They’re Chipping Away.' Inside the Grassroots Effort to Fight Mandatory Vaccines," 13 June 2019 But both are resurging, and the most recent version of AIBO has sophisticated voice and gesture recognition, can be taught tricks and develops new behaviors based on previous interactions. Scientific American, "Social Robots Play Nicely with Others," 1 July 2019 And that feeling resurges today with the news that's he's gone. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Remembering Luke Perry, the Poster Boy of '90s Studs," 4 Mar. 2019 The trend has resurged in 2019, and people everywhere are making the world a little brighter with their unicorn pits. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, ""Unicorn Armpit Hair" Is the Best Beauty Trend of 2019 So Far," 16 Jan. 2019 In the 1980s, bodysurfing resurged, only to be gutted again by boogieboarding. Jamie Brisick, WSJ, "The Rush of Bodysurfing in Rio: A Traveler’s Guide," 3 Jan. 2019 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

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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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