[ rek-ree-eyt ]
/ ˈrɛk riˌeɪt /
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verb (used with object), rec·re·at·ed, rec·re·at·ing.
to refresh by means of relaxation and enjoyment, as restore physically or mentally.
verb (used without object), rec·re·at·ed, rec·re·at·ing.
to take recreation.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Origin of recreate
OTHER WORDS FROM recreaterec·re·a·tive, adjectiverec·re·a·tive·ly, adverbrec·re·a·tive·ness, nounrec·re·a·tor, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH recreatere-create, recreate
Other definitions for recreate (2 of 2)
[ ree-kree-eyt ]
/ ˌri kriˈeɪt /
verb (used with object), re-cre·at·ed, re-cre·at·ing.
to create anew.
OTHER WORDS FROM re-createre-cre·at·a·ble, adjectivere-cre·a·tive, adjectivere-cre·a·tor, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-createre-create , recreate
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British Dictionary definitions for recreate (1 of 2)
/ (ˈrɛkrɪˌeɪt) /
rare to amuse (oneself or someone else)
Derived forms of recreaterecreative, adjectiverecreatively, adverbrecreator, noun
Word Origin for recreate
C15: from Latin recreāre to invigorate, renew, from re- + creāre to create
British Dictionary definitions for recreate (2 of 2)
/ (ˌriːkrɪˈeɪt) /
to create anew; reproduce
Derived forms of re-createre-creator, noun
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