"recreating" in the verb sense
1. animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, renovate, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify
give new life or energy to
"A hot soup will revive me"
"This will renovate my spirits"
"This treatment repaired my health"
2. play, recreate
engage in recreational activities rather than work occupy oneself in a diversion
"On weekends I play"
"The students all recreate alike"
3. cheer, hearten, recreate, embolden
give encouragement to
"she recreated the feeling of the 1920's with her stage setting"
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