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 leaders are believed to be manifestations of the Bodhisattva, or Buddha, of Compassion, enlightened beings who choose to reincarnate to serve others. Sugam Pokharel And Harmeet Kaur, CNN, "Dalai Lama apologizes for 'attractive' female successor remark," 2 July 2019 The leaders are believed to be manifestations of the Bodhisattva, or Buddha, of Compassion, enlightened beings who choose to reincarnate to serve others. Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Lama stirs controversy with ‘attractive’ female successor comment," 28 June 2019 Now, the Flight Center has returned after two decades, reincarnated as the TWA Hotel, JFK’s first on-airport hotel. Kathryn B. Creedy,, "TWA Hotel at JFK airport feels straight out of the '60s," 23 June 2019 The Fine Art Commission was reincarnated as the Arts and Culture Commission in April, and in May the statue was officially accepted. Sonja Sharp,, "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 and its reincarnated site Elity TV. Alastair Gale, WSJ, "Tech’s New Problem: North Korea," 14 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of reincarnate

1858, in the meaning defined above

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