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REGENERATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does regenerate mean? 

REGENERATE (adjective)
  The adjective REGENERATE has 1 sense:

1. reformed spiritually or morally

  Familiarity information: REGENERATE used as an adjective is very rare.


REGENERATE (verb)
  The verb REGENERATE has 9 senses:

1. reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
2. amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit
3. bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
4. return to life; get or give new life or energy
5. replace (tissue or a body part) through the formation of new tissue
6. be formed or shaped anew
7. form or produce anew
8. undergo regeneration
9. restore strength

  Familiarity information: REGENERATE used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


REGENERATE (adjective)


Sense 1regenerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reformed spiritually or morally

Context examples:

a regenerate sinner / regenerate by redemption from error or decay

Similar:

born-again; converted; reborn (spiritually reborn or converted)

reformed (caused to abandon an evil manner of living and follow a good one)

Also:

saved (rescued; especially from the power and consequences of sin)

Antonym:

unregenerate (not reformed morally or spiritually)


REGENERATE (verb)


Sense 1regenerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

regenerate; renew

Context examples:

We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years / They renewed their membership

Hypernyms (to "regenerate" is one way to...):

re-create (create anew)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "regenerate"):

modernise; modernize; overhaul (make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to)

regenerate; rejuvenate; restore (return to life; get or give new life or energy)

revitalise; revitalize (give new life or vigor to)

freshen; refresh (make (to feel) fresh)

renovate; restitute (restore to a previous or better condition)

remold; remould; retread (give new treads to (a tire))

revamp (to patch up or renovate; repair or restore)

freshen up; refurbish; renovate (make brighter and prettier)

replace (substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected))

reconstruct; restore (return to its original or usable and functioning condition)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2regenerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "regenerate" is one way to...):

increase (make bigger or more)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3regenerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

reform; regenerate; rectify; reclaim

Context examples:

The Church reformed me / reform your conduct

Hypernyms (to "regenerate" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "regenerate"):

moralise; moralize (improve the morals of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 4regenerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Return to life; get or give new life or energy

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

restore; rejuvenate; regenerate

Context example:

The week at the spa restored me

Hypernyms (to "regenerate" is one way to...):

regenerate; renew (reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "regenerate"):

reincarnate; renew (cause to appear in a new form)

resurrect; revive (restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 5regenerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Replace (tissue or a body part) through the formation of new tissue

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

The snake regenerated its tail

Hypernyms (to "regenerate" is one way to...):

re-create (create anew)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 6regenerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be formed or shaped anew

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "regenerate" is one way to...):

form; spring; take form; take shape (develop into a distinctive entity)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 7regenerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form or produce anew

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

regenerate hatred

Hypernyms (to "regenerate" is one way to...):

create; make (make or cause to be or to become)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 8regenerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Undergo regeneration

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Hypernyms (to "regenerate" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "regenerate"):

rejuvenate (become young again)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 9regenerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Restore strength

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

revitalize; regenerate

Context example:

This food revitalized the patient

Hypernyms (to "regenerate" is one way to...):

ameliorate; amend; better; improve; meliorate (to make better)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "regenerate"):

rejuvenate (make younger or more youthful)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The good news will regenerate her


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