rebaptize

verb re·bap·tize \ (ˌ)rē-bap-ˈtīz , -ˈbap-ˌtīz , especially Southern -bab-ˈtīz or -ˈbab-ˌtīz \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of rebaptize

rebaptized; rebaptizing; rebaptizes
1 : to baptize (someone) again
  • Mormons believe that unless she repents and is rebaptized, she will not be able to join her husband and children in the life after death.
  • —Wallace Turner
2 : to give a new name to (something or someone) : rechristen
  • A street in front of Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios in Chicago was rebaptized as Oprah Winfrey Way…
  • —Tirdad Derakhshani

First Known Use of rebaptize

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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