re-create

[ree-kree-eyt]

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

recreate

[rek-ree-eyt]

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.

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
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British Dictionary definitions for recreative

recreate

verb

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

Word Origin for recreate

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

re-create

verb

to create anew; reproduce
Derived Formsre-creator, noun
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Word Origin and History for recreative

recreate

v.

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

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