Definitions for: Regenerate


[adj] reformed spiritually or morally; "a regenerate sinner"; "regenerate by redemption from error or decay"
[v] restore strength; "This food revitalized the patient"
[v] undergo regeneration
[v] form or produce anew; "regenerate hatred"
[v] be formed or shaped anew
[v] become regenerate
[v] replace (tissue or a body part) through the formation of new tissue; "The snake regenerated its tail"
[v] return to life; get or give new life or energy; "The week at the spa restored me"
[v] bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one; "The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct"
[v] amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit
[v] re-establish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new; "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*gen"er*ate (-?t), a. [L. regeneratus, p. p. of
regenerare to regenerate; pref. re- re- + generare to beget.
See Generate.]
1. Reproduced.

The earthly author of my blood, Whose youthful
spirit, in me regenerate, Doth with a twofold vigor
lift me up. --Shak.

2. (Theol.) Born anew; become Christian; renovated in heart;
changed from a natural to a spiritual state.


Re*gen"er*ate (r?*j?n"?r*?t), v. t.
1. To generate or produce anew; to reproduce; to give new
life, strength, or vigor to.

Through all the soil a genial fferment spreads.
Regenerates the plauts, and new adorns the meads.
--Blackmore.

2. (Theol.) To cause to be spiritually born anew; to cause to
become a Christian; to convert from sin to holiness; to
implant holy affections in the heart of.

3. Hence, to make a radical change for the better in the
character or condition of; as, to regenerate society.

Synonyms: born-again, converted, reborn, reclaim, rectify, reformed, rejuvenate, renew, restore, revitalize

Antonyms: unregenerate, unregenerated

See Also: alter, ameliorate, amend, better, change, change, create, form, freshen, freshen up, improve, increase, make, meliorate, modernise, modernize, moralise, moralize, overhaul, reconstruct, re-create, re-create, reform, refresh, refurbish, regenerate, regenerate, reincarnate, rejuvenate, rejuvenate, remold, remould, renew, renovate, replace, restitute, restore, retread, revamp, revitalise, revitalize, revive, saved, see the light, spring, straighten out, take form, take shape

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