American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To impart fresh life to; refresh mentally or physically.
- v. To take recreation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To revive or refresh after toil or exertion; reanimate, as languid spirits or exhausted strength; amuse; divert; gratify.
- Synonyms To reanimate, enliven, cheer, entertain.
- To take recreation.
- To create anew: often written distinctively re-create.
- v. transitive To give new life, energy or encouragement (to); to refresh, enliven.
- v. reflexive To enjoy or entertain oneself.
- v. intransitive To take recreation.
- v. To create anew.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. 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.
- v. To take recreation.
- v. engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion
- v. give encouragement to
- v. give new life or energy to
- v. create anew
- From re- + create. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English recreaten, from Latin recreāre, recreāt- : re-, re- + creāre, to create; see create. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“While, the absence of dialogues, the lack of colors and the intertitles recreate the look and feel of early mute films.”
“With all of the digital display talk going around, you tend to forget what those displays are actually trying to recreate, which is really very organic smears on a thin fabric.”
“You may want to retry the WaitNamedPipe a couple of time before calling recreate the namedpipe handle.”
“Well, "recreate" maybe - we've had them in the past.”
“I mean that in the same way as if I were to attempt to "recreate" KDE in some other operating system.”
“I think it used actors to "recreate" the divorce, however, which is why it was so much classier than Judge Judy and the real nutballs appearing there.”
“Nine-year member Christina Kitson, known in the SCA as Xristiana Bogardus, said the term "recreate" is preferred because there are certain aspects of the medieval time period intentionally omitted, such as slavery, sexism and lack of bathing.”
“The BBC has not yet worked out how to 'recreate' a Beethoven symphony school children in Camden bashing castanets and drums?”
“I worry that I'm trying to "recreate" Sasha in another dog.”
“Dracula Blogged . . . the project is to post excerpts from the Stoker novel, Dracula, each day according to the dates listed in the novel . . . so, over the next year, the blog will "recreate" the progress and experience of the novel.”
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