regenerate

Starfish are famous for their ability to regenerate, or regrow, a lost arm. Anything that revives in this magical way can be said to regenerate.

While the verb regenerate can literally mean "produce anew," it can also describe what happens when something is fixed up, made "like new." An argument that's often made for bringing a new company, sports complex, casino, or other enterprise to a depressed area is that it will regenerate the town economically, bringing it back to life. In Latin, regeneratio means "being born again."

Primary Meanings of regenerate

1.
vadj
reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
reformed spiritually or morally
2.
v
amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit
Full Definitions of regenerate
1

v reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new

Synonyms:
renew
Types:
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replace
substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
freshen up, refurbish, renovate
make brighter and prettier
revamp
to patch up or renovate; repair or restore
remold, remould, retread
give new treads to (a tire)
renovate, restitute
restore to a previous or better condition
freshen, refresh
make (to feel) fresh
revitalise, revitalize
give new life or vigor to
rejuvenate, restore
return to life; get or give new life or energy
modernise, modernize, overhaul
make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to
reconstruct, restore
return to its original or usable and functioning condition
change, commute, convert, exchange
exchange or replace with another, usually of the same kind or category
change
remove or replace the coverings of
gentrify
renovate so as to make it conform to middle-class aspirations
reincarnate, renew
cause to appear in a new form
resurrect, revive
restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state
retrofit
substitute new or modernized parts or equipment for older ones
air, air out, vent, ventilate
expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
novate
replace with something new, especially an old obligation by a new one
decompress, uncompress
restore to its uncompressed form
rehabilitate
help to readapt, as to a former state of health or good repute
rehabilitate
restore to a state of good condition or operation
defibrillate
stop the fibrillation and restore normal contractions, usually by means of electric shocks
reinstate
restore to the previous state or rank
Type of:
re-create
create anew

v form or produce anew

regenerate hatred”
Type of:
create, make
make or cause to be or to become

v be formed or shaped anew

Type of:
form, spring, take form, take shape
develop into a distinctive entity

v undergo regeneration

Types:
rejuvenate
become young again
Type of:
change
undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

v return to life; get or give new life or energy

Synonyms:
rejuvenate, restore
Types:
reincarnate, renew
cause to appear in a new form
resurrect, revive
restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state
republish
revive (a cancelled will or a libel)
Type of:
renew
reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new

v restore strength

Synonyms:
revitalize
Types:
rejuvenate
make younger or more youthful
Type of:
ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate
to make better

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

“The snake regenerated its tail”
Type of:
re-create
create anew

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

Synonyms:
reclaim, rectify, reform
reform, see the light, straighten out
change for the better
Types:
moralise, moralize
improve the morals of
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

adj reformed spiritually or morally

“a regenerate sinner”
regenerate by redemption from error or decay”
Synonyms:
saved
rescued; especially from the power and consequences of sin
born-again, converted, reborn
spiritually reborn or converted
reformed
caused to abandon an evil manner of living and follow a good one
Antonyms:
unregenerate, unregenerated
not reformed morally or spiritually
lost
spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed
impenitent, unremorseful, unrepentant
not penitent or remorseful
cussed, obdurate, obstinate, unrepentant
stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing
impenitent
impervious to moral persuasion
unconverted, unpersuaded
not converted
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v amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit

Type of:
increase
make bigger or more

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