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 Will flying into a monolith transport you across space-time and reincarnate you as the star child? Josh St. Clair, Men's Health, 9 Mar. 2022 The couple plans to reincarnate the hotel’s famous Peacock Alley. Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, 29 Aug. 2021 The Dalai Lamas are considered the manifestations of the Bodhisattva (Buddha) of Compassion, who chose to reincarnate to serve the people. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 23 June 2021 During a midlife crisis a star can disappear completely, or reincarnate in a colorful cloud of gas. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, 30 Apr. 2021 Instead, as seen throughout the picturesque Quivira Los Cabos property, its empty bottles reincarnate into colorful — and sustainable — ornaments of love, hanging like tropical fruit atop poolside palms and the tabletops of its fine-dining eateries. Travel + Leisure, 2 Apr. 2021 The Federal Communications Commission will bury our old number for a few months, then reincarnate it for someone else. Eric Zorn,, 1 Dec. 2020 Does seeing Hitler reincarnated in Trump, or the Gestapo in ICE, stave off that result? Samuel Moyn, The New York Review of Books, 19 May 2020 In 2009, the restaurant was reincarnated in Hong Kong’s Upper House hotel as Café Gray Deluxe, which at one time had a Michelin star. Julia Moskin, New York Times, 6 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of reincarnate

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Reincarnate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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