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 The Federal Communications Commission will bury our old number for a few months, then reincarnate it for someone else. Eric Zorn,, "Column: Finally, belatedly, I put our once-beloved landline phone out of its misery," 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, "The Trouble with Comparisons," 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, "Gray Kunz, 65, Dies; Four-Star Chef Fused France and Asia," 6 Mar. 2020 Each time one 007 retires, the franchise just reincarnates the agent into a new body. Wired, "No Time to Die Trailer Predicts James Bond's Future," 4 Dec. 2019 To Stone and von Hauske Valtierra, reincarnating as Contrair was an aesthetic decision as much as a practical one. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, "The Chefs Behind Contra and Wildair Reincarnate," 1 May 2020 Only one person at a time is capable of using all four; that person is called the Avatar, and when the Avatar dies they are reincarnated into the next generation so there's always someone around to keep balance in the world. Christian Holub,, "Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series is finally coming back to Netflix," 23 Apr. 2020 Recently Garcia reincarnated the spirit of his B.S. Taqueria (which closed last year) into a build-your-own-taco set, with fillings (carne asada, chorizo and potato, garlicky mushrooms), salsas, tortillas and beans included. Los Angeles Times, "Looking for special occasion takeout? Our critic has 15 suggestions," 15 Apr. 2020 Now, in Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s drive to open Saudi society and expand its economy beyond oil, Al Ula is to be reincarnated as the kingdom’s star cultural and heritage attraction. Vivian Yee, New York Times, "Art Rises in the Saudi Desert, Shadowed by Politics," 11 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of reincarnate

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Reincarnate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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