See more synonyms for recreate on Thesaurus.com 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 recreatenRelated formsrec·re·a·tive, adjectiverec·re·a·tive·ly, adverbrec·re·a·tive·ness, nounrec·re·a·tor, noun
< Latin recreātus
(past participle of recreāre
to create again, revive), equivalent to re- re-
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British Dictionary definitions for recreatively
Derived Formsrecreative, adjectiverecreatively, adverbrecreator, noun
- rare to amuse (oneself or someone else)
C15: from Latin recreāre to invigorate, renew, from re- + creāre to create
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Word Origin and History for recreatively
also re-create, "to create anew," 1580s, from re- "back, again" + create. Related: Recreated; recreating; recreation.
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