Definition of reincarnate in English:

reincarnate

Syllabification: re·in·car·nate

verb

Pronunciation: /ˌrēinˈkärˌnāt
 
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[with object]
1(As believed in some religions and philosophies) cause (someone) to undergo rebirth in another body: a man may be reincarnated in animal form (as adjective reincarnated) a reincarnated soul
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  • Don't get me wrong though, my family aren't reincarnated evil spirits or anything, we attend the church services every Sunday and all that other stuff.
  • One day, I'll be reincarnated, just like our faith says, and family members are usually reincarnated together, so I can promise that I'll meet you again someday, okay?
  • When one Dalai Lama dies, it is believed that he is then reincarnated, and it is the duty of the monks to search out his spirit in a newborn child.
1.1 [no object] (Of a person) be reborn in another body: they were afraid she would reincarnate as a vampire
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  • I discovered, however, that they reincarnate into another body when killed.
  • By following Hinduism they should be able to lead a very good life, so that when they reincarnate, they get a good birth to continue their spiritual education.
  • Alternatively, I may have been there as a flower at the foot of the cross and then later as one of the great saints of the early church - reincarnating up till my current life.

adjective

Pronunciation: /rēinˈkärnət/
[usually postpositive] Back to top  
Reborn in another body: he claims that the girl is his dead daughter reincarnate
More example sentences
  • She, and she alone, has the power to start and stop the wars, for she is the Oracle reincarnate and she will deliver justice to the world.
  • And anyway, you carry the spirit reincarnate of the Lord of Stone.
  • In the sixteenth century, the French connection was receding into England's past, but not in the imagination and ambition of Henry VIII, who tried to be Henry V reincarnate.

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