recreate

verb (1)
rec·​re·​ate | \ ˈre-krē-ˌāt How to pronounce recreate (audio) \
recreated; recreating

Definition of recreate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to give new life or freshness to : refresh

re-create

verb (2)
re-cre·​ate | \ ˌrē-krē-ˈāt How to pronounce re-create (audio) \
re-created; re-creating; re-creates

Definition of re-create (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to create again especially : to form anew in the imagination

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Other Words from recreate

Verb (1)

recreative \ ˈre-​krē-​ˌā-​tiv How to pronounce recreative (audio) \ adjective

Verb (2)

re-creatable \ ˌrē-​krē-​ˈā-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce re-creatable (audio) \ adjective
re-creation \ ˌrē-​krē-​ˈā-​shən How to pronounce re-creation (audio) \ noun
re-creative \ ˌrē-​krē-​ˈā-​tiv How to pronounce re-creative (audio) \ adjective
re-creator \ ˌrē-​krē-​ˈā-​tər How to pronounce re-creator (audio) \ noun

Examples of recreate in a Sentence

Verb (1)

supporters of preservation hope to recreate the architectural splendor that the old movie theater had when it first opened an old summer resort where families have been recreating for over a century

First Known Use of recreate

Verb (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Verb (2)

1587, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for recreate

Verb (1)

Middle English recreaten, borrowed from Latin recreāre "to make new, restore, revive" — more at recreation

Verb (2)

re- + create entry 1

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The first known use of recreate was in the 15th century

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More Definitions for recreate

re-create

verb

English Language Learners Definition of re-create

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

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