Definition of recreate in English:



  • 1Create again.

    ‘the door was now open to recreate a single German state’
    • ‘Still, how far does exigency take you, before you're simply recreating the same dictatorship you came to overthrow?’
    • ‘But there we are, at my morning coffee shop, creating and recreating community from one day to the next.’
    • ‘He argues that within the context of this system, specific institutions are continually being created and recreated.’
    • ‘Mackenzie and her team followed that genetic trail to recreate the mutation in the lab.’
    • ‘Each photon inside the sphere creates an interference pattern, and the same pattern is recreated by its entangled partner.’
    • ‘We're all going to be in the same space together each night creating this thing and recreating it live each night for the audience.’
    • ‘In Africentric science, all life is created by harmony and recreates harmony.’
    • ‘A shrine dedicated to a 12th century Archbishop of York and smashed during the Reformation is being recreated in the city.’
    • ‘It is something that is created and recreated every day through initiative and organised and coordinated activity.’
    • ‘Rebuilding the country will be much easier that recreating a nation in Afghanistan but at least give the US credit for making these moves.’
    • ‘This will create a research and training facility, improving sports in Canada, and hopefully recreating an interest in funding for athletics.’
    • ‘It was back in 1977 that Sherwood acquired two sleeping carriages at a Sotheby's auction in Monte Carlo and began the process of recreating the great train.’
    • ‘Some want to restore as much as possible; others say recreating tidal marsh could potentially disturb more birds than it helps.’
    • ‘But recreating a live animal from its DNA remains in the realm of science fiction, Rijsdijk said.’
    • ‘Once you have had your stylist or friend practice the style on your hair, it can be created faster each time that it is recreated.’
    • ‘In a sense, occupiers and occupied created and recreated each other, within the changing context of the war.’
    • ‘The world would be better off without terrorism, but governments must not follow policies that recreate the problem.’
    • ‘The house, as it is today, is the result of two years work by the current owners to restore and recreate a period house.’
    • ‘He can scarcely believe his own fingers can keep up with the quicksilver flow of the his thoughts; even as he is playing he knows he'll have a hard time ever recreating the drive goading him on to the end.’
    • ‘I guess it's relatively easy to create a laser beam, but recreating anything more complex would be ridiculously difficult.’
    rebuild, restore, renovate, remake, reassemble, remodel, refashion, revamp, recondition, refurbish
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    1. 1.1 Reproduce; re-enact.
      ‘he recreated Mallory's 1942 climb for TV’
      • ‘He also invited a group of re-enactors who specialise in recreating key moments from the history of the Wild West.’
      • ‘Mann's work does a great job of recreating the community that created the legend.’
      • ‘Using a mix of dramatic reconstructions and interviews, the film recreates a story that has passed into mountaineering legend.’
      • ‘At each site of historical interest he will guide visitors through local folklore and legend, recreating the era thousands of years ago when wild boar and wolves roamed the moors.’
      • ‘Azhakappan had created poetry on celluloid with his camera, recreating natural scenes with a natural feeling.’
      • ‘It also includes artist impressions together with a painting by Jonathan Foyle, recreating the abbey as it may have appeared in about 1500 from the River Thames.’
      • ‘Phillips begins by recreating the journey he took as a four-month-old baby from the island of St Kitts in the West Indies to England in 1958.’
      • ‘The look of the film is pure Argento, with studio sets recreating the deserted streets of Rome to include homages to the paintings of Edward Hopper.’
      • ‘To create an album that recreates what he went through is a wonderful thought - if only it didn't sound so chaotic.’
      • ‘Thus, parts of long destroyed Jewish community life were visually simulated, momentarily recreated.’
      • ‘An innovative mix of documentary and dramatic reconstruction vividly recreates the author's extraordinary life.’
      • ‘Once or twice I almost jumped as we encountered startlingly lifelike mannequins standing in rooms, recreating historical characters from the castle's past.’
      • ‘The kids are obviously having a blast recreating the sort of histrionics they see on TV, and they squabble over who has the funniest part in the production.’
      • ‘But now Doherty has turned the tables on the comments by recreating Michelango's world famous depiction of The Creation of Adam using spray paints on board.’
      • ‘Hardwicke says she thoroughly enjoyed recreating the look and feel of the '70s, when skate culture was coming into its own.’
      • ‘If you aren't recreating medieval fire processions or pogoing with 100,000 people, it seems you don't have much choice as to how you toast the New Year in public.’
      • ‘A television programme recreating the sinking of the Second World War battleship, Royal Oak, was broadcast on Grampian TV on Friday night.’
      • ‘But it is more concerned with creating a box office dynamo than recreating a painstaking account of history.’
      • ‘Pearl's world, which Bradby skillfully recreates, mirrors the one that she grew up during the 1960s.’
      • ‘If, however, you want a real taste of harsh life in rural Britain, head off to Beamish, the North of England Open Air Museum, which faithfully recreates the North East in the early 1800s.’
      repeat, replicate, redo, perform again, reconstruct, remake
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