verb (used with object), re-cre·at·ed, re-cre·at·ing.

to create anew.

Origin of re-create

First recorded in 1580–90; re- + create
Related formsre-cre·at·a·ble, adjectivere-cre·a·tive, adjectivere-cre·a·tor, noun
Can be confusedre-create recreate

Synonyms for re-create Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for re-create

Contemporary Examples of re-create

Historical Examples of re-create

  • Only one of you made the effort to re-create Shylock's home.

    Judy of York Hill

    Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett

  • You cannot create them artificially or re-create them when once they are disintegrated.

    The Belovd Vagabond

    William J. Locke

  • The other woman, having passed her youth, strove now to re-create it in her costume.

    Local Color

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • We cannot re-create the nerve tracts that have been obliterated.


    James J. Walsh

  • The Soviet Government was obliged to re-create it, just like the army, out of fragments.

British Dictionary definitions for re-create



to create anew; reproduce
Derived Formsre-creator, noun
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