resurrect

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

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.

Definitions of resurrect
  1. verb
    cause to become alive again
    “Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected
    synonyms: raise, upraise
    rise, uprise
    return from the dead
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    type of:
    resuscitate, revive
    cause to regain consciousness
  2. verb
    return from the dead
    synonyms: rise, uprise
    raise, upraise
    cause to become alive again
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    type of:
    return
    go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before
  3. verb
    restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state
    “He resurrected the tango in this remote part of Argentina”
    synonyms: revive
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    types:
    republish
    revive (a cancelled will or a libel)
    type of:
    regenerate, rejuvenate, restore
    return to life; get or give new life or energy
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