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Definitions for recreate
ˈrɛk riˌeɪtrecre·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivifyverb

    give new life or energy to

    "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"

  2. play, recreateverb

    engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion

    "On weekends I play"; "The students all recreate alike"

  3. cheer, hearten, recreate, emboldenverb

    give encouragement to

  4. recreateverb

    create anew

    "she recreated the feeling of the 1920's with her stage setting"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To RECREATEverb

    Etymology: recreo, Lat recreer, Fr.

    He hath left you all his walks,
    And to your heirs for ever; common pleasures,
    To walk abroad and recreate yourselves. William Shakespeare.

    Necessity and the example of St. John, who recreated himself with sporting with a tame partridge, teach us, that it is lawful to relax our bow, but not suffer it to be unstrung. Tayl.

    Painters, when they work on white grounds, place before them colours mixt with blue and green, to recreate their eyes, white wearying and paining the sight more than any. Dryden.

    These ripe fruits recreate the nostrils with their aromatick scent. Henry More, Divine Dialogues.

    Take a walk to refresh yourself with the open air, which inspired fresh doth exceedingly recreate the lungs, heart and vital spirits. Gideon Harvey, on Consumptions.


  1. recreate

    To recreate is to create something again or to reproduce something accurately. It can also mean to construct or build an object, environment, or experience anew, often as closely as possible to its original form. Additionally, it can refer to engage in a recreational activity or leisure for enjoyment and relaxation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recreateverb

    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

  2. Recreateverb

    to take recreation

  3. Etymology: [L. recreatus, p. p. of recreate to create anew, to refresh; pref. re- re- + creare to create. See Create.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Recreate

    rek′rē-āt, v.t. to revive: to reanimate: to cheer or amuse: to refresh: to delight.—v.i. to take recreation.—n. Recreā′tion, the act of recreating or state of being recreated: refreshment after toil, sorrow, &c.: diversion: amusement: sport.—adjs. Recreā′tional, Rec′reātive, serving to recreate or refresh: giving relief in weariness, &c.: amusing.—adv. Rec′reātively, so as to afford recreation or diversion.—n. Rec′reātiveness, the quality of being refreshing or amusing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of recreate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of recreate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of recreate in a Sentence

  1. Marianne Reardon:

    Faucis sentiments were also shared by Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House Coronavirus Task Force response coordinator. During a call to state governors this week, Birx saidthat sending home students infected with COVID-19 could just encourage transmission of the virus, according to multiple reports. Sending these individuals back home in their asymptomatic state to spread the virus in their home town or among their vulnerable households could really recreate what we experienced over the June time frame in the South. So I think every university president should have a plan for not only testing but caring for their students that need to isolate, Deborah Birx reportedly stated. WASTEWATER SYSTEM DETECTS CORONAVIRUS AT UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA DORM Parents told Fox News they have mixed feelings about leaving sick kids at college. Marianne Reardon, who has a daughter awayat school, told Fox News that Marianne Reardon ultimately agrees with Fauci and Deborah Birx. As hard as it for me to say, obviously any parent would want to have their child home if they got sick, but I agree with Dr. Fauci that it is safer for them to stay at school.

  2. Sandy Zweig:

    It's hard to say how you could top this in some ways [ or ] recreate this particular thing.

  3. Ruth Wallace:

    In some ways, I would hate to even go back to a company that thinks so little of me, but my circumstances are kind of unique and limited, i can't just pack up and move across the country and find a great job. It's going to be impossible for me to recreate this flexible income I was able to find. My path forward is to keep fighting.

  4. Nathan Gonzales:

    That's a good example of how the race favors Biden right now, president Trump is playing defense almost everywhere and it's difficult for President Trump to recreate President Trump 2016 victory.

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    Abandoning this fight now and withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria would recreate the very conditions that we have worked hard to destroy and invite the resurgence of ISIS.

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    long and thin and often limp
    A inexpiable
    B lank
    C repugnant
    D naiant

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