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resurrect

res·ur·rect

resurrect

 
pronunciation:
re z rekt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: resurrected, resurrecting, resurrects
definition 1: to restore to life or good standing; raise out of death or disrepute.
In the Christian Bible story, Lazarus is resurrected four days after his death.Attempts have been made to resurrect the denounced former leader recently.
similar words:
raise
definition 2: to use, or call attention to, once again.
She resurrected her old soccer uniform for the team reunion.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to come back to life.
similar words:
rise
Word Parts
The word resurrect contains the following part:
surg, surr Latin root that means rise