resurrect

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res·ur·rect

 (rĕz′ə-rĕkt′)
v. res·ur·rect·ed, res·ur·rect·ing, res·ur·rects
v.tr.
1. To bring back to life; raise from the dead.
2.
a. To bring back into practice, notice, or use: resurrect an old style.
b. To restore to vibrancy: resurrect a waterfront.
v.intr.
To rise from the dead; return to life.

[Back-formation from resurrection.]

res′ur·rec′tor n.

resurrect

(ˌrɛzəˈrɛkt)
vb
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

res•ur•rect

(ˌrɛz əˈrɛkt)

v.t.
1. to raise from the dead; bring to life again.
2. to bring back into use, practice, etc.
[1765–75; back formation from resurrection]

resurrect


Past participle: resurrected
Gerund: resurrecting

Imperative
resurrect
resurrect
Present
I resurrect
you resurrect
he/she/it resurrects
we resurrect
you resurrect
they resurrect
Preterite
I resurrected
you resurrected
he/she/it resurrected
we resurrected
you resurrected
they resurrected
Present Continuous
I am resurrecting
you are resurrecting
he/she/it is resurrecting
we are resurrecting
you are resurrecting
they are resurrecting
Present Perfect
I have resurrected
you have resurrected
he/she/it has resurrected
we have resurrected
you have resurrected
they have resurrected
Past Continuous
I was resurrecting
you were resurrecting
he/she/it was resurrecting
we were resurrecting
you were resurrecting
they were resurrecting
Past Perfect
I had resurrected
you had resurrected
he/she/it had resurrected
we had resurrected
you had resurrected
they had resurrected
Future
I will resurrect
you will resurrect
he/she/it will resurrect
we will resurrect
you will resurrect
they will resurrect
Future Perfect
I will have resurrected
you will have resurrected
he/she/it will have resurrected
we will have resurrected
you will have resurrected
they will have resurrected
Future Continuous
I will be resurrecting
you will be resurrecting
he/she/it will be resurrecting
we will be resurrecting
you will be resurrecting
they will be resurrecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been resurrecting
you have been resurrecting
he/she/it has been resurrecting
we have been resurrecting
you have been resurrecting
they have been resurrecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been resurrecting
you will have been resurrecting
he/she/it will have been resurrecting
we will have been resurrecting
you will have been resurrecting
they will have been resurrecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been resurrecting
you had been resurrecting
he/she/it had been resurrecting
we had been resurrecting
you had been resurrecting
they had been resurrecting
Conditional
I would resurrect
you would resurrect
he/she/it would resurrect
we would resurrect
you would resurrect
they would resurrect
Past Conditional
I would have resurrected
you would have resurrected
he/she/it would have resurrected
we would have resurrected
you would have resurrected
they would have resurrected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.resurrect - cause to become alive againresurrect - cause to become alive again; "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts"
resuscitate, revive - cause to regain consciousness; "The doctors revived the comatose man"
resurrect, uprise, rise - return from the dead; "Christ is risen!"; "The dead are to uprise"
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

verb
1. revive, renew, bring back, kick-start (informal), reintroduce, breathe new life into Attempts to resurrect the ceasefire have failed.
2. restore to life, bring back to life, raise from the dead Only the True Cross was able to resurrect a dead youth.

resurrect

verb
To rouse from a state of inactivity or quiescence:
Translations

resurrect

[ˌrezəˈrekt] VTresucitar

resurrect

[ˌrɛzəˈrɛkt] vt
[+ belief, tradition, practice, debate] → ressusciter
to resurrect sb's career → ressusciter la carrière de qn
(RELIGION)ressusciter

resurrect

vt
(lit) personwiederbeleben; (Rel) → auferstehen lassen; to be resurrectedauferstehen
(fig) lawwieder einführen; ideology, institutionwieder ins Leben rufen; custom, fashion, style, careerwieder beleben; custom, fashion, style, careerwieder beleben; ideas, memorieswieder aufleben lassen; (inf) old dress etcausgraben (inf); to resurrect the pastdie Vergangenheit wieder heraufbeschwören

resurrect

[ˌrɛzəˈrɛkt] vtrisuscitare (fig) (ideas, fashion) → riesumare
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