Definition of resurrect verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    resurrect

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌrezəˈrekt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrezəˈrekt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they resurrect
    BrE BrE//ˌrezəˈrekt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrezəˈrekt//
     
    he / she / it resurrects
    BrE BrE//ˌrezəˈrekts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrezəˈrekts//
     
    past simple resurrected
    BrE BrE//ˌrezəˈrektɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrezəˈrektɪd//
     
    past participle resurrected
    BrE BrE//ˌrezəˈrektɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrezəˈrektɪd//
     
    -ing form resurrecting
    BrE BrE//ˌrezəˈrektɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌrezəˈrektɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1resurrect something to bring back into use something, such as a belief, a practice, etc., that had disappeared or been forgotten synonym revive The campaign for spelling reform has been resurrected. He has succeeded in resurrecting his career in television.
  2. 2resurrect somebody to bring a dead person back to life synonym raise (11)
  3. Word Origin late 18th cent.: back-formation from resurrection.
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