[ rez-uh-rekt ]
/ ˌrɛz əˈrɛkt /

verb (used with object)

to raise from the dead; bring to life again.
to bring back into use, practice, etc.: to resurrect an ancient custom.

verb (used without object)

to rise from the dead.

Origin of resurrect

First recorded in 1765–75; back formation from resurrection


res·ur·rec·tor, nounun·res·ur·rect·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for resurrect

/ (ˌrɛzəˈrɛkt) /


to rise or raise from the dead; bring or be brought back to life
(tr) to bring back into use or activity; reviveto resurrect an ancient law
(tr) to renew (one's hopes, etc)
(tr) facetious (formerly) to exhume and steal (a body) from its grave, esp in order to sell it
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