Etymology
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recreate (v.1)

also re-create, "to create anew, make again," 1580s, from re- "back, again," here, "repetition of an action," + create. Related: Recreated; recreating.

recreate (v.2)

"restore to a good or normal physical condition" after weakness or exhaustion, 1530s, from Latin recreatus, past participle of recreare "to refresh, restore, make anew" (see recreation (n.)). Earlier it meant "refresh or cheer" (late 15c.); the intransitive sense of "refresh oneself" is by 1520s; that of "take recreation" is by 1580s.

updated on May 28, 2021

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Definitions of recreate from WordNet

recreate (v.)
give new life or energy to;
recreate (v.)
engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion;
The students all recreate alike
Synonyms: play
recreate (v.)
give encouragement to;
Synonyms: cheer / hearten / embolden
recreate (v.)
create anew;
she recreated the feeling of the 1920's with her stage setting
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