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[ rek-ree-eyt ]

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.

verb (used without object)

, rec·re·at·ed, rec·re·at·ing.
  1. to take recreation.


/ ˈrɛkrɪˌeɪt /


  1. rare.
    to amuse (oneself or someone else)

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Derived Forms

  • ˈrecreˌator, noun
  • ˈrecreative, adjective
  • ˈrecreatively, adverb

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Other Words From

  • recre·ative adjective
  • recre·ative·ly adverb
  • recre·ative·ness noun
  • recre·ator noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of recreate1

1425–75; late Middle English recreaten < Latin recreātus (past participle of recreāre to create again, revive), equivalent to re- re- + creātus; create

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Word History and Origins

Origin of recreate1

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

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Example Sentences

Meanwhile, a growing selection of new nonalcoholic ingredients offer unprecedented freedom for those who want to be able to craft a complex, thoughtful drink or recreate the sensation of a classic cocktail sans the liquor.

She found that those distances almost perfectly recreated the IAT’s results.

Backcountry Safety Pledge It's as simple as knowing before you go, recreating responsibly, and caring for the places you explore.

The difficulty instead came from painstakingly recreating the exact positions of hallways and rooms.

The researchers decided to try and recreate this capability by using similar high-level concepts learned by an AI to help it quickly learn previously unseen categories of images.

Ultimately, Gow says, the brothers failed in their efforts to recreate the Auroch.

As she discussed her understanding of the voting rights campaign and how she planned to recreate it, I grew more relieved.

“I wanted to recreate the sense of all of these things happening simultaneously on all of these fronts,” Smith said.

Game online if you want to live—or if you want to recreate scenes from your favorite movies.

And I really like the challenge of having to sustain and recreate the story each night.

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

He could not travel abroad; he could not recreate his mind by pleasure.

There is no particular need of our trying to recreate the picture of it as it was before the war began.

The only method he took to unbend and recreate himself, was to go from one work to another.

Think of a book that can lift up our drooping spirits, and recreate us in Gods image!


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