Definition of resurrect
1 : to raise from the dead
2 : 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
Recent Examples of resurrect from the Web
With Kobe fading in historic relevance a year after retiring, the Skip Baylesses and Rob Parkers of the world have to resurrect the ghost of Jordan because there are no more contemporary road blocks to justify not crowning LeBron.
The unifying thread through Trump’s environmental agenda is an attempt to resurrect an earlier energy order centered on maximizing fossil-fuel production and marginalizing considerations about the carbon emissions linked to climate change.
Resurrecting a program that has fallen on hard times will be a challenge.
Now, new research has absolutely destroyed the already hazy dream that dinosaurs could one day be resurrected.
While this death had a sign of finality, Barbossa was killed by Jack Sparrow in the first film, 2003's Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl and resurrected in 2006's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
Jared Martin, the Dallas actor who portrayed Dusty Farlow, the rodeo cowboy and Sue Ellen Ewing seducer who perished in a plane crash, only to have producers resurrect his character by popular demand, has died.
Spieth resurrected his second round with five birdies that led to a 2-under 68 and 36-hole score of 138.
Technology stocks had stumbled on Monday after a top Wall Street firm soured on computer chip makers, a call that resurrected worries about sagging corporate earnings in the high-tech sector.
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Origin and Etymology of resurrect
back-formation from resurrection
First Known Use: 1773
RESURRECT Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of resurrect for Students
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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