born-again

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adjective \ -ə-ˈgen , -ˈgin , -ˈgān \

Definition of born-again

1 :of, relating to, or being a usually Christian person who has made a renewed or confirmed commitment of faith especially after an intense religious experience
2 :having returned to or newly adopted an activity, a conviction, or a persona especially with a proselytizing zeal
  • a born-again conservative

Origin and Etymology of born-again

from the verse "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God" John 3:3 (King James Version)


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born-again

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Definition of born-again for English Language Learners

  • : having a new or stronger belief in the Christian religion

  • : newly interested in and enthusiastic about something and eager to make other people think the way you do


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