recreate

[ rek-ree-eyt ]
/ ˈrɛk riˌeɪt /

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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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

OTHER WORDS FROM recreate

rec·re·a·tive, adjectiverec·re·a·tive·ly, adverbrec·re·a·tive·ness, nounrec·re·a·tor, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH recreate

re-create, recreate

Definition for recreate (2 of 2)

re-create
[ ree-kree-eyt ]
/ ˌri kriˈeɪt /

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

OTHER WORDS FROM re-create

re-cre·at·a·ble, adjectivere-cre·a·tive, adjectivere-cre·a·tor, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-create

re-create , recreate
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British Dictionary definitions for recreate (1 of 2)

recreate
/ (ˈrɛkrɪˌeɪt) /

verb

rare to amuse (oneself or someone else)

Derived forms of recreate

recreative, 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)

re-create
/ (ˌriːkrɪˈeɪt) /

verb

to create anew; reproduce

Derived forms of re-create

re-creator, noun
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