re·​bap·​tize | \ (ˌ)rē-bap-ˈtīz How to pronounce rebaptize (audio) , -ˈbap-ˌtīz, especially Southern -bab-ˈtīz or -ˈbab-ˌtīz \
rebaptized; rebaptizing; rebaptizes

Definition of rebaptize

transitive verb

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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“Rebaptize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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