[ 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.
"EVERYDAY" VS. "EVERY DAY" QUIZ: IS IT ONE WORD OR TWO?
An everyday activity is one you do every day. (Thanks, English.) Practice using "everyday," one word, and "every day," two words, in this fun quiz with … everyday example sentences!
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“Everyday" is an adjective that describes things that happen habitually or items that are normal items or events.
Origin of resurrect
First recorded in 1765–75; back formation from resurrection
OTHER WORDS FROM resurrectres·ur·rec·tor, nounun·res·ur·rect·ed, adjective
Words nearby resurrect
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Example sentences from the Web for resurrector
"Thought you were praying to the resurrector," the voices sing.Dave Eggers, Arcade Fire and Other Hipsters Shun the Internet|James Poulos|September 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for resurrector
/ (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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