What does resurrect mean?

Definitions for resurrect
ˌrɛz əˈrɛktres·ur·rect

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resurrect, raise, upraiseverb

    cause to become alive again

    "raise from the dead"; "Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected"; "Upraising ghosts"

  2. revive, resurrectverb

    restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state

    "He revived this style of opera"; "He resurrected the tango in this remote part of Argentina"

  3. resurrect, rise, upriseverb

    return from the dead

    "Christ is risen!"; "The dead are to uprise"


  1. resurrectverb

    To raise from the dead, to bring life back to.

  2. resurrectverb

    To re-use.

  3. resurrectverb

    To bring to view or attention.


  1. resurrect

    Resurrection or anastasis is the concept of coming back to life after death. In a number of religions, a dying-and-rising god is a deity which dies and is resurrected. Reincarnation is a similar process hypothesized by other religions, which involves the same person or deity coming back to body, rather than the same one. Disappearance of a body is another similar, but distinct, belief in some religions. With the advent of written records, the earliest known recurrent theme of resurrection was in Egyptian and Canaanite religions, which had cults of dying-and-rising gods such as Osiris and Baal. Ancient Greek religion generally emphasised immortality, but in the mythos a number of men and women were made physically immortal as they were resurrected from the dead. The general resurrection of the dead is a standard eschatological belief in the Abrahamic religions. As a religious concept, it is used in two distinct respects: a belief in the resurrection of individual souls that is current and ongoing (Christian idealism, realized eschatology), or else a belief in a singular bodily resurrection of the dead at the end of the world. Some believe the soul is the actual vehicle by which people are resurrected. The death and resurrection of Jesus is a central focus of Christianity. While most Christians believe Jesus' resurrection from the dead and ascension to heaven was in a material body, some believe it was spiritual.Like the Abrahamic religions, the Dharmic religions also include belief in resurrection and reincarnation. There are stories in Buddhism where the power of resurrection was allegedly demonstrated in Chan or Zen tradition. In Hinduism, the core belief in resurrection/reincarnation is known as saṃsāra.Aside from religious belief, cryonics and other speculative resurrection technologies are practiced, but the resurrection of long-dead bodies is not considered possible at the current level of scientific knowledge.


  1. resurrect

    To resurrect means to bring back to life, to revive or restore to existence from a state of inactivity or disuse. It is often used both in literal sense, like in some religious beliefs about life after death, and metaphorically, for example, to refer to reviving old traditions, ideas, or practices.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resurrectverb

    to take from the grave; to disinter

  2. Resurrectverb

    to reanimate; to restore to life; to bring to view (that which was forgotten or lost)

  3. Etymology: [See Resurrection.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of resurrect in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of resurrect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of resurrect in a Sentence

  1. Abhijit Shaw:

    We will have to resurrect an entire city.

  2. Iwitness Truth:

    When the truth is concealed, mistakes are repeated in the future and the ghost of the catastrophic doom of the past resurrect; bringing in it wake the now inevitable doom. Only but the truth was concealed.

  3. Bernie Sanders:

    I think people understand there is something profoundly wrong today with establishment politics, that we need some bold ideas to resurrect the middle class in this country, to address poverty, to address income and wealth inequality.

  4. Antoine Sambin:

    We decided to resurrect one tram car from the 1920s, it has a very unique design.


    my message to all black people globally is this:-did we not have enough great examples of leaders and achievers to follow? so, why were they hidden from us? who deceived us? we must resurrect them all and learn the hidden history lessons they lived before it gets too late.

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