transitive verb Etymology: back-formation from resurrection Date: 1772 1. to raise from the dead 2. to bring to view, attention, or use again

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  • Resurrect — Res ur*rect , v. t. [See {Resurrection}.] 1. To take from the grave; to disinter. [Slang] [1913 Webster] 2. To reanimate; to restore to life; to bring to view (that which was forgotten or lost). [Slang] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • resurrect — I verb bring back, bring to, call back, reanimate, rebuild, recall to life, recondition, regenerate, reincarnate, rejuvenate, rekindle, renew, reorganize, restore, resuscitate, revitalize, revive, revivify II index disinter, renew (refurbish),… …   Law dictionary

  • resurrect — (v.) 1772, back formation from RESURRECTION (Cf. resurrection). Related: Resurrected; resurrecting …   Etymology dictionary

  • resurrect — ► VERB 1) restore to life. 2) revive the practice, use, or memory of …   English terms dictionary

  • resurrect — [rez΄ə rekt′] vt. [back form. < RESURRECTION] 1. to raise from the dead or the grave; bring back to life 2. to bring back into notice, practice, use, etc. vi. to rise from the dead …   English World dictionary

  • resurrect — v. (D; tr.) to resurrect from (to resurrect smb. from the dead) * * * [ˌrezə rekt] (D; tr.) to resurrect from (to resurrect smb. from the dead) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • resurrect — UK [ˌrezəˈrekt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms resurrect : present tense I/you/we/they resurrect he/she/it resurrects present participle resurrecting past tense resurrected past participle resurrected 1) to make something exist again, or to… …   English dictionary

  • resurrect — [[t]re̱zəre̱kt[/t]] resurrects, resurrecting, resurrected VERB If you resurrect something, you cause it to exist again after it had disappeared or ended. [V n] Attempts to resurrect the ceasefire have already failed once... [V n] Sam Torrance is… …   English dictionary

  • resurrect — resurrector, n. /rez euh rekt /, v.t. 1. to raise from the dead; bring to life again. 2. to bring back into use, practice, etc.: to resurrect an ancient custom. v.i. 3. to rise from the dead. [1765 75; back formation from RESURRECTION] * * * …   Universalium

  • resurrect — verb Resurrect is used with these nouns as the object: ↑career …   Collocations dictionary

  • resurrect — res|ur|rect [ˌrezəˈrekt] v [T] [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: resurrection] to bring back an old activity, belief, idea etc that has not existed for a long time ▪ The Home Office have resurrected plans to build a new prison just outside London. ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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