born–again

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adjective \-ə-ˈgen, -ˈgin, -ˈgān\

Definition of born–again

  1. 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. 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)


BORN–AGAIN Defined for English Language Learners

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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