resurrect

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verb res·ur·rect \ˌre-zə-ˈrekt\

Definition of resurrect

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to raise from the dead

  3. 2 :  to bring to view, attention, or use again

Examples of resurrect in a Sentence

  1. The story is about a scientist who claimed that he could resurrect the dead.

  2. He is trying to resurrect his acting career.

  3. an old government program that is being resurrected

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Origin and Etymology of resurrect

back-formation from resurrection


First Known Use: 1773


RESURRECT Defined for English Language Learners

resurrect

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Definition of resurrect for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

resurrect

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verb res·ur·rect \ˌre-zə-ˈrekt\

Definition of resurrect for Students

resurrected

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resurrecting

  1. 1 :  to bring back to life

  2. 2 :  to bring to view or into use again The band resurrected an old song.



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