Recreate Rec"re*ate (rk"r*t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Recreated} (-`td); p. pr. & vb. n. {Recreating}.] [L. recreatus, p. p. of recreate to create anew, to refresh; pref. re- re- + creare to create. See {Create}.] To give fresh life to; to reanimate; to revive; especially, to refresh after wearying toil or anxiety; to relieve; to cheer; to divert; to amuse; to gratify. [1913 Webster]

Painters, when they work on white grounds, place before them colors mixed with blue and green, to recreate their eyes, white wearying . . . the sight more than any. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

St. John, who recreated himself with sporting with a tame partridge. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

These ripe fruits recreate the nostrils with their aromatic scent. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • recreate — to create anew, 1580s, from RE (Cf. re ) back, again + CREATE (Cf. create). Related: Recreated; recreating …   Etymology dictionary

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  • recreate — UK [ˌriːkrɪˈeɪt] / US [ˌrɪkrɪˈeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms recreate : present tense I/you/we/they recreate he/she/it recreates present participle recreating past tense recreated past participle recreated to make something exist again The… …   English dictionary

  • recreate — verb /ˈɹɛkɹɪeɪt/ a) To give new life, energy or encouragement (to); to refresh, enliven. In Italy, though they bide in cities in winter, which is more gentlemanlike, all the summer they come abroad to their country houses, to recreate themselves …   Wiktionary

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