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re-create

[ree-kree-eyt] /ˌri kriˈeɪt/
verb (used with object), re-created, re-creating.
1.
to create anew.
Origin
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 for recreate
  • And different people in different contexts have to recreate and continue that conversation for themselves.
  • Using the poster as a planting plan, you could recreate this in your own garden, and never have to buy herbs again.
  • Because space is so vast robots will have to accompany us and have to have the capabilities to recreate us from test tubs.
  • Sounds and touches as well as smells are gathered and the mind extrapolates to recreate remarkably accurate detail.
  • Astrophysicists don't need to recreate supernovas in order to study them.
  • Star formation in real galaxies occurs in a more clustered way than previous simulations had been able to recreate.
  • Look at the pictures, the bone fragments that was used to recreate the humanoid is incomplete.
  • If any one is in doubt, try to recreate what is written therein.
  • We can try and recreate it forensically but this is not the same as an experiment.
  • Yet, years later, it is these warm memories that cause laughter and a yearning to recreate those trips.
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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