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v. rec·re·at·ed, rec·re·at·ing, rec·re·ates
To impart fresh life to; refresh mentally or physically.
To take recreation.
[Middle English recreaten, from Latin recreāre, recreāt- : re-, re- + creāre, to create; see create.]
re·cre·ate 2also re-create (rē′krē-āt′)
tr.v. re·cre·at·ed, re·cre·at·ing, re·cre·ates also re-cre·at·ed, re-cre·at·ing, re-cre·ates
To create (something) again; duplicate; replicate.
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rare to amuse (oneself or someone else)
[C15: from Latin recreāre to invigorate, renew, from re- + creāre to create]
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v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to create anew.
v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
1. to refresh through recreation.v.i.
2. to take recreation.
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Past participle: recreated
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|Verb||1.||recreate - give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"|
energize, perk up, energise, stimulate, arouse, brace - cause to be alert and energetic; "Coffee and tea stimulate me"; "This herbal infusion doesn't stimulate"
|2.||recreate - engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion; "On weekends I play"; "The students all recreate alike"|
play - be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; "The kids were playing outside all day"; "I used to play with trucks as a little girl"
|3.||recreate - give encouragement to|
encourage - inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
|4.||recreate - create anew; "she recreated the feeling of the 1920's with her stage setting"|
reinvent - create anew and make over; "He reinvented African music for American listeners"
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recreate[ˌriːkriˈeɪt] vt → recréer
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
recreate[ˌriːkrɪˈeɪt] vt → ricreare
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