To rouse from a state of inactivity or quiescence
He's not anxious to resurrect any of his prior difficulties.
By the time we became an item, my mother was dead and there was no reason in his mind to resurrect old ghosts.
I try to resurrect my first impression of Howard Abbott not colored by Quinn's negative appraisal.
He didn't even prattle on about some alleged personal experiences in a diamond mine in Africa, a search for gold or other such nonsense he was expected to resurrect or invent.
It was the city of his seminary training in an attempt to resurrect his past he'd visited.