: to be born again : to become alive again after death
The phoenix is a mythical bird that is reborn from its own ashes.—often used figuratively to describe something that becomes active or popular again
After years of renovations and improvements, the city has been reborn as a tourist destination.
Recent Examples on the Web In early January, fans began to speculate that the show could relaunch on Prime Video or MGM’s streaming platform Epix (which will soon be reborn as MGM+), due to Amazon’s acquisition of MGM. —Vulture, 6 Jan. 2023 Goyer notes that before the multiverse became all the rage, Moorcock invented the concept with many of his stories centering around Elric, a hero doomed to be reborn again and again on different planes. —Jennifer Maas, Variety, 7 Oct. 2022 The doors are closed on Ellie’s 50′s Diner, but the retro restaurant that operated for 32 years in Delray Beach will soon be reborn with a new tenant. —Wells Dusenbury, Sun Sentinel, 8 Sep. 2022 Dania Beach Grill, a 75-year-old landmark that has sat empty and run down since April 2019, will be reborn as Lucky Fish Dania Beach after a $5 million transformation to revive the beachfront watering hole. —Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 15 Nov. 2021 But a rivalry once strong enough to kindle the strongest animosities will be reborn the second weekend of September. —Dallas News, 6 Apr. 2021 The alignment of hyperkinetic video with storytelling fluidity and heart allowed Tony and Maria’s tragic romance to be reborn for a new era. —Charles Mcnulty Theater Critic, Los Angeles Times, 8 Dec. 2020 Despite the extensive damage, there is hope that the park will be reborn due to the resiliency of the redwoods. —Kelsie Smith And Cheri Mossburg, CNN, 21 Aug. 2020 Whatever gets rolled under the wheel can be reborn; home is an idea and if the idea lives, then home lives, too. —Wright Thompson, National Geographic, 1 June 2020 See More
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