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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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