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Meaning of RECREATE

Pronunciation:  `rekree'eyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health"
  2. [v]  create anew; "she recreated the feeling of the 1920's with her stage setting"
  3. [v]  give encouragement to
  4. [v]  engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion; "On weekends I play"; "The students all recreate alike"

RECREATE is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: animate, cheer, embolden, hearten, play, quicken, reanimate, renovate, repair, revive, revivify, vivify
 Antonyms: dishearten, put off
 See Also: arouse, brace, buck up, create, encourage, energise, energize, make, perk up, reinvent, stimulate, take heart



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rec"re*ate\ (rk"r*t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Recreated}
    (-`td); p. pr. & vb. n. {Recreating}.] [L. recreatus, p. p.
    of recreate to create anew, to refresh; pref. re- re- +
    creare to create. See {Create}.]
    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 colors 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.
  2. \Rec"re*ate\, v. i.
    To take recreation. --L. Addison.