recreate

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the participle stem of Latin recreare ‘restore’, from re- ‘re-’ + creare ‘create’.

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recreate (third-person singular simple present recreates, present participle recreating, simple past and past participle recreated)

  1. (transitive) To give new life, energy or encouragement (to); to refresh, enliven.
    • Dryden
      Painters, when they work on white grounds, place before them colours mixed with blue and green, to recreate their eyes, white wearying [] the sight more than any.
    • Dr H. More
      These ripe fruits recreate the nostrils with their aromatic scent.
  2. (reflexive) To enjoy or entertain oneself.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.ii.3:
      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.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      St. John, who recreated himself with sporting with a tame partridge
  3. (intransitive) To take recreation.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From re- + create.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹiːkɹɪˈeɪt/

Verb[edit]

recreate (third-person singular simple present recreates, present participle recreating, simple past and past participle recreated)

  1. To create anew.
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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

recreāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of recreō