verb (used with object)
to raise from the dead; bring to life again.
to bring back into use, practice, etc.: to resurrect an ancient custom.
verb (used without object)
to rise from the dead.

1765–75; back formation from resurrection

resurrector, noun
unresurrected, adjective Unabridged
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resurrect (ˌrɛzəˈrɛkt)
1.  to rise or raise from the dead; bring or be brought back to life
2.  (tr) to bring back into use or activity; revive: to resurrect an ancient law
3.  (tr) to renew (one's hopes, etc)
4.  facetious (tr) (formerly) to exhume and steal (a body) from its grave, esp in order to sell it

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Example sentences
Experts now believe a concentrated breeding program could resurrect the species.
If you believe in him enough to resurrect him at all, then surely you must
  accept that he's still alive.
If you think he's a myth, it would be difficult to resurrect him at all.
They want to drive us out of here and then resurrect a dictatorship of one kind
  or another.
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