Definition of Recreate

1. Verb. Give new life or energy to. "This treatment repaired my health"

2. Verb. Engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion. "The students all recreate alike"
Exact synonyms: Play
Related verbs: Play
Derivative terms: Play, Playing, Recreation

3. Verb. Give encouragement to. "The performance is likely to recreate Sue"
Exact synonyms: Cheer, Embolden, Hearten
Specialized synonyms: Buck Up, Take Heart
Generic synonyms: Encourage
Derivative terms: Cheering
Antonyms: Dishearten

4. Verb. Create anew. ; "She recreated the feeling of the 1920's with her stage setting"
Generic synonyms: Create, Make
Specialized synonyms: Reinvent

Definition of Recreate

1. v. t. To create or form anew.

2. v. t. 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.

3. v. i. To take recreation.

Definition of Recreate

1. Verb. (transitive) To give new life, energy or encouragement (to); to refresh, enliven. ¹

2. Verb. (reflexive) To enjoy or entertain oneself. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To take recreation. ¹

4. Verb. To create anew. ¹

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Definition of Recreate

1. to refresh mentally or physically [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

Medical Definition of Recreate

1. 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. "Painters, when they work on white grounds, place before them colours mixed with blue and green, to recreate their eyes, white wearying . . . The sight more than any." (Dryden) "St. John, who recreated himself with sporting with a tame partridge." (Jer. Taylor) "These ripe fruits recreate the nostrils with their aromatic scent." (Dr. H. More) Origin: L. Recreatus, p. P. Of recreate to create anew, to refresh; pref. Re- re- + creare to create. See Create. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Recreate

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Literary usage of Recreate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Barbizon Days: Millet, Corot, Rousseau, Barye by Charles Sprague Smith (1902)
"... even though remoter from the wood, and recreate, with features borrowed from one and the other, that old peasant street, hidden away from the world, ..."

2. London: Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis by David Hughson (1805)
"... herbs ml flowers, and converted into brave walks and ascents, •here the companies may walk and recreate themselves, and rom the top of their mount may ..."

3. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes by Robert Burton (1838)
"... use jests and conceits, playes and toyes, and whatsoever else may recreate thy mind. Nothing better then mirth and merry company in this malady. ..."

4. The Thinker: A Review of World-wide Christian Thought (1895)
"... not the power to recreate. It will not be by a happy hit, by a popular vote, or by stampeding sin, that the kingdoms of this world will become the ..."

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