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

transitive verb

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

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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Word History


back-formation from resurrection

First Known Use

1773, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of resurrect was in 1773

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Cite this Entry

“Resurrect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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res·​ur·​rect ˌrez-ə-ˈrekt How to pronounce resurrect (audio)
: to raise from the dead : bring back to life
: to bring to attention or into use again

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