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re-create

[ree-kree-eyt] /ˌri kriˈeɪt/
verb (used with object), re-created, re-creating.
1.
to create anew.
Origin of re-create
1580-1590
1580-90; re- + create
Related forms
re-creatable, adjective
re-creative, adjective
re-creator, noun
Can be confused
re-create, recreate.
Synonyms
reproduce, remake.

recreate

[rek-ree-eyt] /ˈrɛk riˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), recreated, recreating.
1.
to refresh by means of relaxation and enjoyment, as restore physically or mentally.
verb (used without object), recreated, recreating.
2.
to take recreation.
Origin
1425-75; late Middle English recreaten < Latin recreātus (past participle of recreāre to create again, revive), equivalent to re- re- + creātus; see create
Related forms
recreative, adjective
recreatively, adverb
recreativeness, noun
recreator, noun
Can be confused
re-create, recreate.
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Examples from the Web for recreate
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  • From her gestures, then, the holy men gathered that she could recreate the god.

    The Adventures of Kathlyn Harold MacGrath
  • After that, I hope to be able to recreate my creative faculty.

    De Profundis Oscar Wilde
  • Thus, by a kind of sacred procedure, I immerge myself into those old stones and recreate my peculiar Roman mood.

    Alone Norman Douglas
  • We do not believe there is any force in to-day to rival or recreate that beautiful yesterday.

    Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • If He so wills, He can annihilate the world in a moment of time and, if it seem good to Him, recreate it in an instant.

    The Faith of Islam Edward Sell
British Dictionary definitions for recreate

recreate

/ˈrɛkrɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
(rare) to amuse (oneself or someone else)
Derived Forms
recreative, adjective
recreatively, adverb
recreator, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Latin recreāre to invigorate, renew, from re- + creāre to create

re-create

/ˌriːkrɪˈeɪt/
verb
1.
to create anew; reproduce
Derived Forms
re-creator, noun
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Word Origin and History for recreate
v.

also re-create, "to create anew," 1580s, from re- "back, again" + create. Related: Recreated; recreating; recreation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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