reincarnate

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

Definition of reincarnate 

transitive verb

: to incarnate again

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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 Another, Fifi Abdou, an Egyptian national treasure viewed with both affection and mockery for her boisterous personality, has been reincarnated in retirement thanks to social media. Declan Walsh, New York Times, "Foreign Belly Dancers? Egyptians Shake Their Heads (and Hips)," 8 July 2018 Last month, the long-dead animals surfaced — reincarnated as exhibits at Israel’s new natural history museum, which is set to open in July. Washington Post, "AP PHOTOS: Long-dead critters animate Israel’s nature museum," 11 June 2018 In recent years Meggyesy — who later returned to football to work for the players’ union — has had some cause to feel somewhat vindicated, as his 1968 story has been reincarnated, in a way, for another generation of players. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "The NFL Told Teams to Stand During the National Anthem in the 1960s. Here's How One Player Protested," 23 May 2018 Last month, the long-dead animals surfaced — reincarnated as exhibits at Israel's new natural history museum, which is set to open in July. Oded Balilty, Fox News, "AP PHOTOS: Long-dead critters animate Israel's nature museum," 11 June 2018 Denzel Washington was Malcolm Little reincarnated in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X and lost the Academy Award for best actor to Al Pacino’s portrayal of a blind Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman. Michael Harriot, The Root, "Atlanta, Donald Glover and the Invisibility of Black Genius," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of reincarnate

1858, in the meaning defined above

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