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REC'REATE, v.t. [L. recero; re and creo, to create.]

1. To refresh after toil; to reanimate, as languid spirits or exhausted strength; to amuse or divert in weariness.

Painters when they work on white grounds, place before them colors mixed with blue and green, to recreate their eyes.

St. John is said to have recreated himself with sporting with a tame partridge.

2. To gratify; to delight.

These ripe fruits recreate the nostrils with their aromatic scent.

3. To relieve; to revive; as, to recreate the lungs with fresh air.

REC'REATE, v.i. To take recreation.




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REC'REATE, v.t. [L. recero; re and creo, to create.]

1. To refresh after toil; to reanimate, as languid spirits or exhausted strength; to amuse or divert in weariness.

Painters when they work on white grounds, place before them colors mixed with blue and green, to recreate their eyes.

St. John is said to have recreated himself with sporting with a tame partridge.

2. To gratify; to delight.

These ripe fruits recreate the nostrils with their aromatic scent.

3. To relieve; to revive; as, to recreate the lungs with fresh air.

REC'REATE, v.i. To take recreation.


REC'RE-ATE, v.i.

To take recreation. – Addison.


RE-CRE-ATE, v.t.

To create or form anew. On opening the campaign of 1776, instead of reinforcing, it was necessary to re-create the army. – Marshall.


REC'RE-ATE, v.t. [L. recreo; re and creo, to create; Fr. recreer; It. ricreare; Sp. recrear.]

  1. To refresh after toil; to reanimate, as languid spirits or exhausted strength; to amuse or divert in weariness. Painters when they work on white grounds, place before them colors mixed with blue and green to recreate their eyes. – Dryden. St. John is said to have recreated himself with sporting with a tame partridge. – Taylor.
  2. To gratify; to delight. These ripe fruits recreate the nostrils with their aromatic scent. – More.
  3. To relieve; to revive; as, to recreate the lungs with fresh air. – Harvey.

Re`-cre*ate"
  1. To create or form anew.

    On opening the campaign of 1776, instead of reënforcing, it was necessary to re-create, the army. Marshall.

  2. 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.

  3. To take recreation.

    L. Addison.
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Recreate

REC'REATE, verb transitive [Latin recero; re and creo, to create.]

1. To refresh after toil; to reanimate, as languid spirits or exhausted strength; to amuse or divert in weariness.

Painters when they work on white grounds, place before them colors mixed with blue and green, to recreate their eyes.

St. John is said to have recreated himself with sporting with a tame partridge.

2. To gratify; to delight.

These ripe fruits recreate the nostrils with their aromatic scent.

3. To relieve; to revive; as, to recreate the lungs with fresh air.

REC'REATE, verb intransitive To take recreation.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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