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English adjective: regenerate

1. regenerate reformed spiritually or morally


SamplesA regenerate sinner.
Regenerate by redemption from error or decay.


Similarborn-again, converted, reborn, reformed


See alsosaved


Antonymsunregenerated, unregenerate


English verb: regenerate

1. regenerate (creation) reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new


SamplesWe renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years.
They renewed their membership.


Synonymsrenew


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)re-create


Narrower (hyponym)freshen, freshen up, modernise, modernize, overhaul, reconstruct, refresh, refurbish, regenerate, rejuvenate, remold, remould, renovate, renovate, replace, restitute, restore, restore, retread, revamp, revitalise, revitalize

2. regenerate (change) amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)increase

3. regenerate (change) bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one


SamplesThe Church reformed me.
Reform your conduct.


Synonymsreclaim, rectify, reform


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)moralise, moralize


Verb groupreform, see the light, straighten out

4. regenerate (change) return to life; get or give new life or energy


SamplesThe week at the spa restored me.


Synonymsrejuvenate, restore


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)regenerate, renew


Narrower (hyponym)reincarnate, renew, resurrect, revive

5. regenerate (change) replace (tissue or a body part) through the formation of new tissue


SamplesThe snake regenerated its tail.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)re-create

6. regenerate (change) be formed or shaped anew


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)form, spring, take form, take shape

7. regenerate (change) form or produce anew


SamplesRegenerate hatred.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make

8. regenerate (body) undergo regeneration


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)rejuvenate

9. regenerate (body) restore strength


SamplesThis food revitalized the patient.


ExamplesThe good news will regenerate her


Synonymsrevitalize


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate


Narrower (hyponym)rejuvenate









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