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 colours 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)
Origin: L. Recreatus, p. P. Of recreate to create anew, to refresh; pref. Re- re- _ creare to create. See Create.