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recreate

[rek-ree-eyt]
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verb (used with object), rec·re·at·ed, rec·re·at·ing.
  1. to refresh by means of relaxation and enjoyment, as restore physically or mentally.
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verb (used without object), rec·re·at·ed, rec·re·at·ing.
  1. to take recreation.
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Origin of recreate

1425–75; late Middle English recreaten < Latin recreātus (past participle of recreāre to create again, revive), equivalent to re- re- + creātus; see create
Related formsrec·re·a·tive, adjectiverec·re·a·tive·ly, adverbrec·re·a·tive·ness, nounrec·re·a·tor, noun
Can be confusedre-create recreate

re-create

[ree-kree-eyt]
verb (used with object), re-cre·at·ed, re-cre·at·ing.
  1. to create anew.
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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

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reproduce, remake.
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Examples from the Web for recreate

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Historical Examples

  • After that, I hope to be able to recreate my creative faculty.

    De Profundis

    Oscar Wilde

  • We do not believe there is any force in to-day to rival or recreate that beautiful yesterday.

    Essays, First Series

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Through me, through me flow the streams of grace to recreate and rekindle.

  • To ride well is to recreate the fabulous centaur of Thessaly.

    Dwellers in the Hills

    Melville Davisson Post

  • He had scarcely known what play was, and he did not know how to recreate himself.


British Dictionary definitions for recreate

recreate

verb
  1. rare to amuse (oneself or someone else)
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Derived Formsrecreative, adjectiverecreatively, adverbrecreator, noun

Word Origin

C15: from Latin recreāre to invigorate, renew, from re- + creāre to create

re-create

verb
  1. to create anew; reproduce
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Derived Formsre-creator, noun
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Word Origin and History for recreate

v.

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

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