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 for regenerate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Regenerate \Re*gen"er*ate\ (-?t), a. [L. regeneratus, p. p. of
     regenerare to regenerate; pref. re- re- + generare to beget.
     See Generate.]
     1. Reproduced.
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              The earthly author of my blood,
              Whose youthful spirit, in me regenerate,
              Doth with a twofold vigor lift me up. --Shak.
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     2. (Theol.) Born anew; become Christian; renovated in heart;
        changed from a natural to a spiritual state.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Regenerate \Re*gen"er*ate\ (r?*j?n"?r*?t), v. t.
     1. To generate or produce anew; to reproduce; to give new
        life, strength, or vigor to.
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              Through all the soil a genial fferment spreads.
              Regenerates the plauts, and new adorns the meads.
                                                    --Blackmore.
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     2. (Theol.) To cause to be spiritually born anew; to cause to
        become a Christian; to convert from sin to holiness; to
        implant holy affections in the heart of.
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     3. Hence, to make a radical change for the better in the
        character or condition of; as, to regenerate society.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  regenerate
      adj 1: reformed spiritually or morally; "a regenerate sinner";
             "regenerate by redemption from error or decay" [ant:
             unregenerate, unregenerated]
      v 1: reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new
           or like new; "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of
           twenty years"; "They renewed their membership" [syn:
           regenerate, renew]
      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; "The Church reformed
         me"; "reform your conduct" [syn: reform, reclaim,
         regenerate, rectify]
      4: return to life; get or give new life or energy; "The week at
         the spa restored me" [syn: regenerate, restore,
         rejuvenate]
      5: replace (tissue or a body part) through the formation of new
         tissue; "The snake regenerated its tail"
      6: be formed or shaped anew
      7: form or produce anew; "regenerate hatred"
      8: undergo regeneration
      9: restore strength; "This food revitalized the patient" [syn:
         regenerate, revitalize]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "regenerate":
     amend, born again, bring back, bring to, call back, circumcised,
     convert, converted, copy, do over, duplicate, give salvation,
     justified, make over, new-model, re-create, re-form, reanimate,
     reborn, rebuild, recall to life, recharge, reclaim, reconstitute,
     reconstruct, recruit, redeem, redeemed, redesign, redo,
     reestablish, refashion, reform, refound, refresh, regenerated,
     reheat the ashes, reinspire, reinstitute, reissue, rejuvenate,
     rekindle, relight, remake, remodel, renew, renewed, renovate,
     reorganize, repeat, reprint, reproduce, reshape, restore,
     restore self-respect, restructure, resurrect, resuscitate, revise,
     revitalize, revive, revivify, rewarm, sanctified, save, saved,
     set straight, spiritually purified, stir the embers, warm over,
     warm up
  
  

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