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 for recreate
From 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.
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           On opening the campaign of 1776, instead of
           reenforcing, it was necessary to re-create, the army.
                                                    --Marshall.
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From 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.
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           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.
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           St. John, who recreated himself with sporting with a
           tame partridge.                          --Jer. Taylor.
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           These ripe fruits recreate the nostrils with their
           aromatic scent.                          --Dr. H. More.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recreate \Rec"re*ate\, v. i.
     To take recreation. --L. Addison.
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From 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"

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