Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To bring back to life; raise from the dead.
  • transitive v. To bring back into practice, notice, or use.
  • intransitive v. To rise from the dead; return to life.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To raise from the dead, to bring life back to.
  • v. To re-use.
  • v. To bring to view or attention.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To take from the grave; to disinter.
  • transitive v. To reanimate; to restore to life; to bring to view (that which was forgotten or lost).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To restore to life; reanimate; bring to public view, as what has been lost or forgotten.
  • To take from the grave, as a dead body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state
  • v. return from the dead
  • v. cause to become alive again

Etymologies

Back-formation from resurrection.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from resurrection. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production company is relaunching the "Friday the 13th" series, much as they recently did with "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," mixing the first several films with brand-new elements to once again resurrect Jason (this time, thankfully, without the help of a lightning bolt).

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  • The Warrior Giant that the Tolmekians are trying to resurrect is under-utilized (it has one good scene), but it does serve an important mythological function.

    Movie Review: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

  • Slide 16: When Not to Normalize • Want to keep tables simple so user can make their own queries - Avoid processing multiple tables • Archiving Records - If No need to perform complex queries or "resurrect" - Flatten and store in one or more tables • Testing shows Normalization has poorer performance - "Sounds Like" field example - Can also try temp tables produced from Make Table queries Racoosin Solutions

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  • My question is, beyond it not only be practically unsensible to "resurrect" Twoface just so he can flip coins and shoot folks in the third movie because HE DIED in The Dark Knight, why do you need to see him do that?

    Contest: Where Could The Dark Knight Go Next? « FirstShowing.net

  • | Reply | Permalink you guys seriously sound so stupid complaining like this. if axelrod wants the clintons on the campaign, is that not news that should be reported? is it not equally about the obama campaign? you sound like babies. there's clearly no hidden agenda to "resurrect" the clinton campaign. why be so paranoid? it doesn't reflect well on us obama supporters.

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  • Francis knew, however, by dieing to self (emptying himself of concerns and desires for himself as well as love of all earthly temporal things) that God could 'resurrect' him (transform him) into a person like Christ - remade "in the image of Christ" - and thereby empower him to love God, even as God loved him.

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  • Hitler ordered his top genetics experts to "resurrect" them because they featured heavily in German mythology.

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  • Of course we don't have a moral obligation to "resurrect" every individual that has ever lived.

    Cloning Monsters:The Ethical Dimension

  • As were all other species of "Missing Link" that isn't us, for whom we have precisely zero moral responsibility to 'resurrect'.

    Cloning Monsters:The Ethical Dimension

  • SO, do we have a moral obligation to "resurrect" every individual (of * any* species) which has ever existed?

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