resurrect


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resurrect (something) from (something)

To restore or bring back from some state of failure, decay, disuse, dormancy, etc. A local artisan baker is aiming to resurrect the bizarre-sounding bread from its 17th-century resting origins. The famous linguist resurrected a forgotten meaning of the word from an archaic tome discovered the ruins of Ethiopia. We're trying to resurrect the old dance hall from its current deteriorated condition.
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resurrect someone or something from something

to restore someone or something from some state to its formal state. We decided to resurrect Toby from the ranks of the retired. I resurrected my old uniform from its tattered and wrinkled state.
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2) These explanations follow the assumption that Elisha was at fault for Gehazi being unable to resurrect the child.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is not the first to try to resurrect pay phones.
Angry villagers hatched a plan to resurrect the store themselves, but the idea was scuppered last March when the village's co-operative society was officially wound up, leaving the building's owners able to sell it off.
He claimed to have the power to resurrect dead people and the third day of his visit was held at The Palace hotel, Adliya, because the NEC could no longer contain the crowd.
Richard Francis, chairman of CCF, said he was hopeful representatives of the two co-operatives could meet quickly to resurrect talks.
Trade Minister Digby Jones last night called on city bosses to resurrect Birmingham's street-racing Super Prix, urging them to "be bold, be brave and go and do it", writes Emma Pinch.
He says rising oil prices encouraged his company to resurrect the 26-year-old fuel invention that uses vegetable oils.
A COMIC BOOK FAN writing on DC Comics' message board about the publisher's decision to resurrect the character of Batwoman as a lesbian, as reported by Eonline.
In a sport that has been riddled with scandals--past and present--there is no better time than now for basketball coaches to acquaint themselves with Gulick's "Clean Sport Role" and resurrect the early ideals of the game's pioneers.
Surrounding himself with a few loyal followers who agree with his utopian view of what it will take to resurrect the town's economic base, he makes some progress only to be set back numerous times by members of the former lower class of whites who have now risen to power as loan sharks, labor contractors, and political bosses.
Or, more succinctly, to preach a word of grace that doesn't resurrect Jesus.
While most users would not be able to resurrect the "deleted" file, anyone with advanced technical knowledge or the right software could do it easily.
The Vatican is attempting to resurrect its influence in the United States.
Our idea is that we could help resurrect PDVSA," he says.
In the business world, computer forensics can be used to restore corrupted or lost data, resurrect outdated systems and software environments, and analyze common security breach activities.