resurrect

verb
res·​ur·​rect | \ ˌre-zə-ˈrekt How to pronounce resurrect (audio) \
resurrected; resurrecting; resurrects

Definition of resurrect

transitive verb

1 : to raise from the dead
2 : to bring to view, attention, or use again

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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
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Ford resurrected the Ranger and Bronco badges; Toyota resuscitated the Supra. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "2019 Chevy Blazer Test Drive: What Happened When GM Tried To Make the Crossover Cool," 4 Feb. 2019 Guillaume Henry is coming back to Fashion Week, resurrecting the Jean Patou maison with LVMH’s backing. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "LVMH Resurrects Jean Patou With Guillaume Henry at the Helm," 24 Sep. 2018 Warner helped resurrect a survivors group and has worked with officers who have gone through similar circumstances. Katherine Rosenberg-douglas, chicagotribune.com, "'You take a life, you’re going to go through something'," 15 June 2018 So are the ’00s, with Vetements resurrecting Juicy Couture tracksuits and Y/Project making outrageous thigh-high Uggs. Eliza Brooke, Vox, "How the Great Recession influenced a decade of design," 27 Dec. 2018 Streaming content originally appeared to offer a direct alternative to that model, but service providers and content creators alike can see a lot of benefits to resurrecting the concept. Graeme Mcmillan, The Verge, "Netflix, Amazon Video, and Xfinity are accidentally re-creating cable TV," 13 Aug. 2018 With plans now in place to reinstate those missing features, Microsoft has resurrected plans to deprecate the old Skype client. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft killing off the old Skype client… for real this time," 28 Sep. 2018 Now, two newcomers to the whiskey business have resurrected the Old Taylor distillery and renamed it. Bruce Schreiner, The Seattle Times, "Newcomers bring decaying Kentucky distillery back to life," 18 Sep. 2018 Los Angeles’ coach in that 1967 Colts loss, George Allen, had resurrected Washington. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "Super Bowl history game-by-game, from Packers to Patriots | Miami Herald," 30 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of resurrect

1773, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for resurrect

back-formation from resurrection

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resurrect

verb

English Language Learners 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.

resurrect

verb
res·​ur·​rect | \ ˌre-zə-ˈrekt How to pronounce resurrect (audio) \
resurrected; resurrecting

Kids Definition of resurrect

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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