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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.
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[ˈrekrɪˌeɪtɪv] ADJrecreativo
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But chiefly, let the music of them be recreative, and with some strange changes.
Besides, I had written a string of successful books, and society demands some portion of the recreative hours of a fellow that writes books.
In the zenith of the evening, Little Swills says, "Gentlemen, if you'll permit me, I'll attempt a short description of a scene of real life that came off here to-day." Is much applauded and encouraged; goes out of the room as Swills; comes in as the coroner (not the least in the world like him); describes the inquest, with recreative intervals of piano-forte accompaniment, to the refrain: With his (the coroner's) tippy tol li doll, tippy tol lo doll, tippy tol li doll, Dee!
Such a first reading bestows on its recipient "the recreative delights" specific to "this form of spiritual exercise," the exercise of perfectly concentrated reading or writing.
Bakhtinian and recreative theory inform Minnis's readings.
By the end of his interactive process, John knows that history is itself profoundly recreative. By finding that the lives of the ancestors mirror, parallel, and depend upon the lives of descendants and vice-versa, John's process shows how, as the recreations swirl, the ordering in syndetic processes of accretion becomes ambiguous.
The surveys are to cover the following ground: Archaeological, social and recreative, educational, hygienics, commercial, traffic, valuation.
These green havens would "contribute to the pleasure and health of urban population more than any other recreative feature, and furnish the most necessary and available antidote to the artificiality, confusion, and feverishness of life in cities." (21) Underlying much of the philosophy of the parks/playground movement was a concern to produce a healthy, loyal and educated citizenry.
Many enticements of cultural and recreative nature are in the works.
Thus the pastoral cantos of book 6 both affirm the recreative powers of pastoral and renounce pastoral innocence, a paradoxical conclusion with which Alpers would agree, although for different reasons.(35) Conveniently, it is a conclusion that the depiction of Melibee anticipates and the fate of Melibee seals.
It requires a mastery of the procedures of the artist so that a parallel act, a recreative, if imagined, stroke by stroke recovery of the artist's practice becomes a familiar, lived discipline.
For musicians, the differences between a great recreative interpreter such as Furtwangler or Beecham, or Solomon or Curzon, and others is a matter of central concern.