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re-create

[ree-kree-eyt] /ˌri kriˈeɪt/
verb (used with object), re-created, re-creating.
1.
to create anew.
Origin of re-create
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90; re- + create
Related forms
re-creatable, adjective
re-creative, adjective
re-creator, noun
Can be confused
re-create, recreate.
Synonyms
reproduce, remake.

recreate

[rek-ree-eyt] /ˈrɛk riˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), recreated, recreating.
1.
to refresh by means of relaxation and enjoyment, as restore physically or mentally.
verb (used without object), recreated, recreating.
2.
to take recreation.
Origin
1425-75; late Middle English recreaten < Latin recreātus (past participle of recreāre to create again, revive), equivalent to re- re- + creātus; see create
Related forms
recreative, adjective
recreatively, adverb
recreativeness, noun
recreator, noun
Can be confused
re-create, recreate.
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Examples from the Web for recreative
Historical Examples
  • Selected, graded, recreative indoor and outdoor games and play.

    College Teaching Paul Klapper
  • Selected, graded, recreative indoor and outdoor games and play.iv.

    College Teaching Paul Klapper
  • The social and recreative side of rural life must be developed.

    The Challenge of the Country George Walter Fiske
  • The third method of developing the country community is recreative.

  • This reading is not tiring; it is recreative 61and stimulating.

  • The legislation proposed and executed was restrictive, not recreative.

    The Leaven in a Great City

    Lillian William Betts
  • They represent all the educational and recreative opportunity of most of the adults.

    The Leaven in a Great City

    Lillian William Betts
  • At all events, their drawing lessons should be made as recreative as possible.

    A Joy For Ever John Ruskin
  • This recreative impulse of the poet's is not wilful, as Thompson calls it: it is moral.

    Winds Of Doctrine George Santayana
  • But chiefly, let the music of them be recreative, and with some strange changes.

    Essays Francis Bacon
British Dictionary definitions for recreative

recreate

/ˈrɛkrɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
(rare) to amuse (oneself or someone else)
Derived Forms
recreative, adjective
recreatively, adverb
recreator, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin recreāre to invigorate, renew, from re- + creāre to create

re-create

/ˌriːkrɪˈeɪt/
verb
1.
to create anew; reproduce
Derived Forms
re-creator, noun
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Word Origin and History for recreative

recreate

v.

also re-create, "to create anew," 1580s, from re- "back, again" + create. Related: Recreated; recreating; recreation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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