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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rec·re·ate /ˈrɛkriˌet/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rec·re·ate, v. i. To take recreation.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]
         [ant: dishearten]
      4: create anew; "she recreated the feeling of the 1920's with
         her stage setting"

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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"