To resurrect is to bring someone back from the dead. You can also resurrectthings that are inactive or out of use.

  • Pronunciation: /rezə'rekt/
  • English Description: return from the dead
  • Synonyms: upraise
  • Chinese Translation: 复活(fu4 huo2)
  • Spanish Translation: resucitar
  • ORIGIN: If you've ever seen someone bring a dead person back to life in a science fiction or fantasy movie, you saw them resurrect someone. Turning someone into a zombie or vampire is a type of resurrecting, and in the Bible Jesus resurrects Lazurus. Also, this word can apply to any kind of revival. A song can resurrect faded memories. A forgotten project can be resurrected if you start it up again. Resurrecting always involves bringing something back to life.


  • Everyone wants to see if his return will resurrect those postseason chances.
  • The capital, Tripoli in Western Libya was overrun by a loose alliance of militias that resurrected a former parliament, which installed its own cabinet.

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