resurrect(redirected from resurrecting)
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v. res·ur·rect·ed, res·ur·rect·ing, res·ur·rects
1. To bring back to life; raise from the dead.
a. To bring back into practice, notice, or use: resurrect an old style.
b. To restore to vibrancy: resurrect a waterfront.
To rise from the dead; return to life.
[Back-formation from resurrection.]
1. (Theology) to rise or raise from the dead; bring or be brought back to life
2. (tr) to bring back into use or activity; revive: to resurrect an ancient law.
3. (tr) to renew (one's hopes, etc)
4. (tr) facetious (formerly) to exhume and steal (a body) from its grave, esp in order to sell it
1. to raise from the dead; bring to life again.
2. to bring back into use, practice, etc.
[1765–75; back formation from resurrection]
Past participle: resurrected
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|Verb||1.||resurrect - cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts"|
|2.||resurrect - restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state; "He revived this style of opera"; "He resurrected the tango in this remote part of Argentina"|
restore, regenerate, rejuvenate - return to life; get or give new life or energy; "The week at the spa restored me"
republish - revive (a cancelled will or a libel)
|3.||resurrect - return from the dead; "Christ is risen!"; "The dead are to uprise"|
resurrect, upraise, raise - cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts"
return - go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before; "return to your native land"; "the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean"
resurrect[ˌrezəˈrekt] VT → resucitar
(fig) law → wieder einführen; ideology, institution → wieder ins Leben rufen; custom, fashion, style, career → wieder beleben; custom, fashion, style, career → wieder beleben; ideas, memories → wieder aufleben lassen; (inf) old dress etc → ausgraben (inf); to resurrect the past → die Vergangenheit wieder heraufbeschwören