Rec·re·ate, v. i. To take recreation.
Rec·re·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recreated p. pr. & vb. n. Recreating.] 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.
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.
St. John, who recreated himself with sporting with a tame partridge. --Jer. Taylor.
These ripe fruits recreate the nostrils with their aromatic scent. --Dr. H. More.
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, 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]
3: give encouragement to [syn: cheer, hearten, embolden]
4: create anew; "she recreated the feeling of the 1920's with
her stage setting"
v 1: create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small
2: make a replica of; "copy that drawing"; "re-create a picture
by Rembrandt" [syn: copy]
3: form anew in the imagination; recollect and re-form in the
mind; "His mind re-creates the entire world"