Definition of rebaptize in US English:

rebaptize

verb

  • 1no object Christian Church. To baptize (a person) again.

  • 2Figurative and in extended use. especially to renew, rejuvenate, reinvigorate.

  • 3with object To give a new name to (especially when baptized into the Christian Church from another religion); to rename.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Capgrave (1393–1464), prior of Bishop's Lynn, theologian, and historian. From re- + baptize, after post-classical Latin rebaptizare (3rd cent.) and Middle French, French rebaptiser.

Pronunciation

rebaptize

/ˌriːbapˈtʌɪz/