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

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The Fine Art Commission was reincarnated as the Arts and Culture Commission in April, and in May the statue was officially accepted. Sonja Sharp, latimes.com, "Ringo Starr’s 800-pound ‘Peace and Love’ sculpture finally finds a home in Beverly Hills," 19 June 2019 The anonymous monk who happened upon the odd bone passed it along to the sixth Gung-Thang Living Buddha, an eminent figure thought to be reincarnated from past individuals who held the title. National Geographic, "Mysterious ancient human found on the ‘roof of the world’," 1 May 2019 Azor Ahai is an ancient legendary hero in the religion of R'hllor—or the Lord of the Light—who is prophesied to be reincarnated. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Is Arya Stark Actually Azor Ahai, the Prince That Was Promised, on Game of Thrones?," 29 Apr. 2019 Snaking through the heart of Montreal is St. Laurent Boulevard, a long and storied street peppered with Jewish delis, Portuguese chicken rotisserie joints and former brothels reincarnated as luxury condominiums. Dan Bilefsky, New York Times, "In Montreal, a Berlin Wall of the Mind?," 5 Mar. 2018 Now disappeared Facebook pages for Everyday-Dude.com and its reincarnated site Elity TV. Alastair Gale, WSJ, "Tech’s New Problem: North Korea," 14 Sep. 2018 American Jesus, another comic book adaptation, follows a 12-year-old boy who realizes he’s been reincarnated as Jesus Christ. Bijan Stephen, The Verge, "Netflix announces its first Mark Millar titles," 17 July 2018 Bogle found a medieval Buddhist land ruled by a Druk Desi (a prime minister) and by a hereditary lama known as the Zhabdrung Rinpoche—who could be reincarnated as three separate entities. Lawrence Osborne, Town & Country, "Why Everyone Is Traveling to Bhutan," 30 Mar. 2015 That was 106 years ago, and since then it has been reincarnated many times — renamed, repurposed, rehabilitated. Michael Paulson, New York Times, "Broadway’s Smallest Theater Is Reopening, This Time as a Nonprofit," 5 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of reincarnate

1858, in the meaning defined above

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