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VERB (4)

1. give new life or energy to;
- Example: "A hot soup will revive me"
- Example: "This will renovate my spirits"
- Example: "This treatment repaired my health"
[syn: animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify]

2. engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion;
- Example: "On weekends I play"
- Example: "The students all recreate alike"
[syn: play, recreate]

3. give encouragement to;
[syn: cheer, hearten, recreate, embolden]

4. create anew;
- Example: "she recreated the feeling of the 1920's with her stage setting"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Re-create \Re`-cre*ate"\ (r?`kr?*?t"), v. t. [Pref. re- + create.] To create or form anew. [1913 Webster] On opening the campaign of 1776, instead of reenforcing, it was necessary to re-create, the army. --Marshall. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Recreate \Rec"re*ate\ (rk"r*t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recreated (-`td); p. pr. & vb. n. Recreating.] [L. recreatus, p. p. of recreate to create anew, to refresh; pref. re- re- + creare to create. See Create.] To give fresh life to; to reanimate; to revive; especially, to refresh after wearying toil or anxiety; to relieve; to cheer; to divert; to amuse; to gratify. [1913 Webster] Painters, when they work on white grounds, place before them colors mixed with blue and green, to recreate their eyes, white wearying . . . the sight more than any. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] St. John, who recreated himself with sporting with a tame partridge. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] These ripe fruits recreate the nostrils with their aromatic scent. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Recreate \Rec"re*ate\, v. i. To take recreation. --L. Addison. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

recreate v 1: give new life or energy to; "A hot soup will revive me"; "This will renovate my spirits"; "This treatment repaired my health" [syn: animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify] 2: engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion; "On weekends I play"; "The students all recreate alike" [syn: play, recreate] 3: give encouragement to [syn: cheer, hearten, recreate, embolden] [ant: dishearten, put off] 4: create anew; "she recreated the feeling of the 1920's with her stage setting"