- to raise from the dead; bring to life again.
- to bring back into use, practice, etc.: to resurrect an ancient custom.
- to rise from the dead.
Origin of resurrect
Examples from the Web for resurrect
How might we resurrect a tradition threatened with extinction?Can Baseball’s All-Star Game Be Saved?
Peter C. Bjarkman
July 15, 2014
His goal, he said at the time, was to “resurrect something that my family built.”Pancakes and Pickaninnies: The Saga of ‘Sambo’s,’ The ‘Racist’ Restaurant Chain America Once Loved
June 30, 2014
It was that basic desire that the justices in Gregg relied upon to resurrect the death penalty.The Supreme Court Will Never Kill the Death Penalty, Even With Botched Executions
May 1, 2014
She used her new powers to save the Doctor, defeat the Daleks, and to resurrect Captain Jack Harkness.A Primer For Doctor Who’s ‘Day of the Doctor’ Episode
November 23, 2013
I had never heard of him either, and I very much wanted to resurrect him and people like him.The Man Who Made America: Simone Winchester Talks New Book
October 17, 2013
And vampires are things I'd like to see drowned so deep they can't ever resurrect.The Heart of Unaga
I have dared to resurrect an extinct tribe for the purposes of fiction.Brothers of Peril
Theodore Goodridge Roberts
But look here, old chap, you look a bit cheap; we'll resurrect you to start with.War's Brighter Side
From those cells we can resurrect any one of whom we have an identification plate.The Victor
If we need Einstein, why don't we Resurrect him, deal with him as a man?The Big Time
Fritz Reuter Leiber
- 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
Word Origin and History for resurrect
1772, back-formation from resurrection. Related: Resurrected; resurrecting. "The correct form is resurge, which, however, is intransitive only, whereas the verb resurrect can be used both as transitive and intransitive ..." [Klein]. Related: Resurrected; resurrecting.