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English verb: resurrect

1. resurrect (body) cause to become alive again

SamplesRaise from the dead.
Slavery is already dead, and cannot be resurrected.
Upraising ghosts.

Synonymsraise, upraise

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)resuscitate, revive

Verb groupresurrect, rise, uprise

2. resurrect (change) restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state

SamplesHe revived this style of opera.
He resurrected the tango in this remote part of Argentina.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)regenerate, rejuvenate, restore

Narrower (hyponym)republish

3. resurrect (body) return from the dead

SamplesChrist is risen!.
The dead are to uprise.

Synonymsrise, uprise

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)return

Verb groupraise, resurrect, upraise

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