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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.


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


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
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Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

Narrower (hyponym)rejuvenate

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