resurrect (something) from (something)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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'We take part in the holy communion every time we attend mass, but today it's different as it also marks the day when Jesus was resurrected from the dead.
This day shows us that Jesus was resurrected from the dead and it is a victory for all mankind,' she said.
Though grotesquely dilated, the faces, resurrected from Salle's back catalogue (the appropriationist appropriating himself!) or drawn from pop culture sources such as manga, are all vaguely familiar.
Forget notions of extinct animals being resurrected from ancient remains.
There is no more frightening thought than to imagine there are things we can do, or that can be done to us, that are so morally and spiritually crippling that we can never be resurrected from death back to life, from despair back to hope, or from depression back to joy.