Definition of recreate in US English:



[with object]
  • 1Create again.

    ‘the door was now open to recreate a single German state’
    • ‘Each photon inside the sphere creates an interference pattern, and the same pattern is recreated by its entangled partner.’
    • ‘The world would be better off without terrorism, but governments must not follow policies that recreate the problem.’
    • ‘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 Africentric science, all life is created by harmony and recreates harmony.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Rebuilding the country will be much easier that recreating a nation in Afghanistan but at least give the US credit for making these moves.’
    • ‘But there we are, at my morning coffee shop, creating and recreating community from one day to the next.’
    • ‘A shrine dedicated to a 12th century Archbishop of York and smashed during the Reformation is being recreated in the city.’
    • ‘I guess it's relatively easy to create a laser beam, but recreating anything more complex would be ridiculously difficult.’
    • ‘Still, how far does exigency take you, before you're simply recreating the same dictatorship you came to overthrow?’
    • ‘Mackenzie and her team followed that genetic trail to recreate the mutation in the lab.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In a sense, occupiers and occupied created and recreated each other, within the changing context of the war.’
    • ‘It is something that is created and recreated every day through initiative and organised and coordinated activity.’
    • ‘But recreating a live animal from its DNA remains in the realm of science fiction, Rijsdijk said.’
    • ‘The house, as it is today, is the result of two years work by the current owners to restore and recreate a period house.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He argues that within the context of this system, specific institutions are continually being created and recreated.’
    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’
      • ‘An innovative mix of documentary and dramatic reconstruction vividly recreates the author's extraordinary life.’
      • ‘Thus, parts of long destroyed Jewish community life were visually simulated, momentarily recreated.’
      • ‘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 it is more concerned with creating a box office dynamo than recreating a painstaking account of history.’
      • ‘He also invited a group of re-enactors who specialise in recreating key moments from the history of the Wild West.’
      • ‘Hardwicke says she thoroughly enjoyed recreating the look and feel of the '70s, when skate culture was coming into its own.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Azhakappan had created poetry on celluloid with his camera, recreating natural scenes with a natural feeling.’
      • ‘Using a mix of dramatic reconstructions and interviews, the film recreates a story that has passed into mountaineering legend.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Once or twice I almost jumped as we encountered startlingly lifelike mannequins standing in rooms, recreating historical characters from the castle's past.’
      • ‘A television programme recreating the sinking of the Second World War battleship, Royal Oak, was broadcast on Grampian TV on Friday night.’
      • ‘Mann's work does a great job of recreating the community that created the legend.’
      • ‘To create an album that recreates what he went through is a wonderful thought - if only it didn't sound so chaotic.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Pearl's world, which Bradby skillfully recreates, mirrors the one that she grew up during the 1960s.’
      • ‘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.’
      repeat, replicate, redo, perform again, reconstruct, remake
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