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resurrect (v.)

"to raise from the dead or the grave, reanimate, restore to life," 1772, a back-formation from resurrection on the model of connect, protect, etc. Generally frowned upon by purists and marked "colloquial" in Century Dictionary (1895), but others see value in it. "The correct form is resurge, which, however, is intransitive only, whereas the verb resurrect can be used both as transitive and intransitive ..." [Klein]. Related: Resurrected; resurrecting.

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Definitions of resurrect from WordNet

resurrect (v.)
cause to become alive again;
Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected
Synonyms: raise / upraise
resurrect (v.)
restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state;
He resurrected the tango in this remote part of Argentina
Synonyms: revive
resurrect (v.)
return from the dead;
Synonyms: rise / uprise
From wordnet.princeton.edu