Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb regenerate

9 senses of regenerate

Sense 1
regenerate, renew -- (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")
       => re-create -- (create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale")

Sense 2
regenerate -- (amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit)
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 3
reform, reclaim, regenerate, rectify -- (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")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 4
regenerate, restore, rejuvenate -- (return to life; get or give new life or energy; "The week at the spa restored me")
       => regenerate, renew -- (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")

Sense 5
regenerate -- (replace (tissue or a body part) through the formation of new tissue; "The snake regenerated its tail")
       => re-create -- (create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale")

Sense 6
regenerate -- (be formed or shaped anew)
       => form, take form, take shape, spring -- (develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape")

Sense 7
regenerate -- (form or produce anew; "regenerate hatred")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 8
regenerate -- (undergo regeneration)
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 9
regenerate, revitalize -- (restore strength; "This food revitalized the patient")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

Antonyms of adj regenerate

1 sense of regenerate

Sense 1
regenerate (vs. unregenerate) -- (reformed spiritually or morally; "a regenerate sinner"; "regenerate by redemption from error or decay")

unregenerate (vs. regenerate), unregenerated -- (not reformed morally or spiritually; "unregenerate human nature"; "unregenerate conservatism")
        => cussed, obdurate, obstinate, unrepentant -- (stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing)
        => impenitent -- (impervious to moral persuasion)
        => unconverted, unpersuaded -- (not converted)

Similarity of adj regenerate

1 sense of regenerate

Sense 1
regenerate (vs. unregenerate) -- (reformed spiritually or morally; "a regenerate sinner"; "regenerate by redemption from error or decay")
       => born-again, converted, reborn -- (spiritually reborn or converted; "a born-again Christian")
       => reformed -- (caused to abandon an evil manner of living and follow a good one; "a reformed drunkard")
          Also See-> saved#1

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