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rec·re·ate 1

v. rec·re·at·ed, rec·re·at·ing, rec·re·ates
v. tr.
To impart fresh life to; refresh mentally or physically.
v. intr.
To take recreation.

[Middle English recreaten, from Latin recreāre, recreāt- : re-, re- + creāre, to create; see create.]

rec′re·a′tive adj.

re·cre·ate 2

also 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.


rare to amuse (oneself or someone else)
[C15: from Latin recreāre to invigorate, renew, from re- + creāre to create]
ˈrecreative adj
ˈrecreatively adv
ˈrecreˌator n


(ˌri kriˈeɪt)

v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to create anew.


(ˈrɛk riˌeɪt)
v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
1. to refresh through recreation.
2. to take recreation.
rec′re•a`tive, adj.


Past participle: recreated
Gerund: recreating

I recreate
you recreate
he/she/it recreates
we recreate
you recreate
they recreate
I recreated
you recreated
he/she/it recreated
we recreated
you recreated
they recreated
Present Continuous
I am recreating
you are recreating
he/she/it is recreating
we are recreating
you are recreating
they are recreating
Present Perfect
I have recreated
you have recreated
he/she/it has recreated
we have recreated
you have recreated
they have recreated
Past Continuous
I was recreating
you were recreating
he/she/it was recreating
we were recreating
you were recreating
they were recreating
Past Perfect
I had recreated
you had recreated
he/she/it had recreated
we had recreated
you had recreated
they had recreated
I will recreate
you will recreate
he/she/it will recreate
we will recreate
you will recreate
they will recreate
Future Perfect
I will have recreated
you will have recreated
he/she/it will have recreated
we will have recreated
you will have recreated
they will have recreated
Future Continuous
I will be recreating
you will be recreating
he/she/it will be recreating
we will be recreating
you will be recreating
they will be recreating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been recreating
you have been recreating
he/she/it has been recreating
we have been recreating
you have been recreating
they have been recreating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been recreating
you will have been recreating
he/she/it will have been recreating
we will have been recreating
you will have been recreating
they will have been recreating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been recreating
you had been recreating
he/she/it had been recreating
we had been recreating
you had been recreating
they had been recreating
I would recreate
you would recreate
he/she/it would recreate
we would recreate
you would recreate
they would recreate
Past Conditional
I would have recreated
you would have recreated
he/she/it would have recreated
we would have recreated
you would have recreated
they would have recreated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.recreate - give new life or energy torecreate - 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"
resuscitate, come to, revive - return to consciousness; "The patient came to quickly"; "She revived after the doctor gave her an injection"
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
buck up, take heart - gain courage
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"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
reinvent - create anew and make over; "He reinvented African music for American listeners"


1. To occupy in an agreeable or pleasing way:
2. To occupy oneself with amusement or diversion:


[ˌriːkriˈeɪt] vtrecréer


vt (= reproduce) atmospherewieder schaffen; scenenachschaffen; love, friendship etcwieder beleben


[ˌriːkrɪˈeɪt] vtricreare
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Such is the way in which the Germans seem to define the word "rest"; that is to say, they rest a member by recreating, recuperating, restore its forces.
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Their entrance into the yew-tree arbor surprised several fowls that were recreating themselves by scratching deep holes in the dusty ground, and at once took flight with much pother and cackling.
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