recreate

verb rec·re·ate \ ˈre-krē-ˌāt \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of recreate

recreated; recreating
transitive verb
:to give new life or freshness to :refresh
intransitive verb
:to take recreation

recreative

play \ˈre-krē-ˌā-tiv\ adjective

Examples of recreate in a Sentence

  1. supporters of preservation hope to recreate the architectural splendor that the old movie theater had when it first opened

  2. an old summer resort where families have been recreating for over a century

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Origin and Etymology of recreate

Latin recreatus, past participle of recreare


re-create

verb re-cre·ate \ ˌrē-krē-ˈāt \

Definition of re-create

transitive verb
:to create again; especially :to form anew in the imagination

re-creatable

play \ˌrē-krē-ˈā-tə-bəl\ adjective

re-creation

play \ˌrē-krē-ˈā-shən\ noun

re-creative

play \ˌrē-krē-ˈā-tiv\ adjective

re-creator

play \ˌrē-krē-ˈā-tər\ noun

First Known Use of re-create

1587


RECREATE Defined for English Language Learners

re-create

verb

Definition of re-create for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something from the past) exist or seem to exist again : to create (something) again



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