recreate
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈɹɛkɹɪeɪt/
Verb

recreate (recreates, present participle recreating; past and past participle recreated)

  1. (transitive) To give new life, energy or encouragement (to); to refresh, enliven.
    • 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.
    • These ripe fruits recreate the nostrils with their aromatic scent.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗, partition II, section 5, member 1, subsection v:
      Odoraments to smell to, of rose-water, violet flowers, balm, rose-cakes, vinegar, etc., do much recreate the brains and spirits {{...}
  2. (reflexive) To enjoy or entertain oneself.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], chapter II, in The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗, partition ii, section 3:
      In Italy, though they bide in cities in winter, which is more gentlemanlike, all the summer they come abroad to their country-houses, to recreate themselves.
    • {w (Jeremy Taylor}) Holy Living and Dying Together with Prayers[https://books.google.com/books?id=q1QOAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA20&dq=%22St.+John,+who+recreated+himself+with+sporting+with+a+tame+partridge%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiQo8a_6offAhVs4IMKHQFRBQcQ6AEINjAC#v=onepage&q=%22St.%20John%2C%20who%20recreated%20himself%20with%20sporting%20with%20a%20tame%20partridge%22&f=false], Longman, page 20
      St. John, who recreated himself with sporting with a tame partridge
  3. (intransitive) To take recreation.
    • 2004, Forbes (volume 173, issues 4-9, page 156)
      Phonecams are proliferating like mad, their tiny eyes fuzzily probing so many corners of public and private life that they have begun to alter how people communicate and recreate.
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  • IPA: /ɹiːkɹɪˈeɪt/
Verb

recreate (recreates, present participle recreating; past and past participle recreated)

  1. To create anew.
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