reincarnate

verb
re·​in·​car·​nate | \ ˌrē-ən-ˈkär-ˌnāt How to pronounce reincarnate (audio) , (ˌ)rē-ˈin-ˌkär- \
reincarnated; reincarnating; reincarnates

Definition of reincarnate

transitive verb

: to incarnate again

Examples of reincarnate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Above all, though, being Irish Catholic created the possibility of reincarnating the Kennedys. Fintan O’toole, The New York Review of Books, "The Designated Mourner," 7 Jan. 2020 In the 1970s, Om, an aspiring actor, is murdered but immediately reincarnated into the present day. Houston Chronicle, "Outside the Megaplex: Here are the Houston arthouse movies showing Dec. 27- Jan. 2," 26 Dec. 2019 The 14th has said he might be reincarnated outside China. The Economist, "The subdued fringe China’s successful repression in Tibet provides a model for Xinjiang," 11 Dec. 2019 If mimicking the functionality of the brain is all that is needed to create consciousness, as postulated by GNW theory, the simulated person will be conscious, reincarnated inside a computer. Christof Koch, Scientific American, "Will Machines Ever Become Conscious?," 1 Dec. 2019 The insight shared with us is told by the family dog who wishes to be reincarnated someday as a human. Ramona Sentinel, "Flickers: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ and ‘Overcomer’ open Friday," 20 Aug. 2019 James Dean is coming back from the dead to appear in a new movie, a Hollywood production company said on Wednesday, causing an uproar about the idea of reincarnating one of America's most beloved film icons. NBC News, "James Dean set to star in new film through digital resurrection, horrifying fans," 7 Nov. 2019 The insight shared with us is told by the family dog who wishes to be reincarnated someday as a human. Ramona Sentinel, "Flickers: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ and ‘Overcomer’ open Friday," 20 Aug. 2019 The insight shared with us is told by the family dog who wishes to be reincarnated someday as a human. Ramona Sentinel, "Flickers: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ and ‘Overcomer’ open Friday," 20 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of reincarnate

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Reincarnate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reincarnate. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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