recreate vs reinvent : Common Errors in English

About recreate vs reinvent

The expression “no need to reinvent the wheel” loses much of its witwhen “recreate” is substituted for the original verb. While we’re at it,"recreate” does not mean “to engage in recreation.” If you playbasketball, you may be exercising, but you’re not recreating.

recreate Meaning(s)

  • (v) give new life or energy to
  • (v) engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion
  • (v) give encouragement to
  • (v) create anew

reinvent Meaning(s)

  • (v) bring back into existence
  • (v) create anew and make over

recreate in News

  1. Summer Smarts Camps refresh, reinforce child's academic skills

    Summer is an excellent time of year to recreate! Make plans to get together with friends to visit a park, take a class, play a sport, paddle a kayak,...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The News-Press

  2. Versatile musician celebrates new album

    CORRALITOS — Introduce an unfamiliar musical sound to Dayan Kai, and chances are he will recreate it, sooner rather than later.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Register Pajaronian

  3. Germany launches building of Berlin palace replica

    Germany launched construction of a partial replica of a Prussian palace in the heart of Berlin on Wednesday, embarking on a delayed and often-criticized 590 million-euro ($783 million) project to recreate ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

reinvent in News

  1. $99 iPhone comes in these Colors

    Why reinvent the wheel? Apple is rumored to use the same colors offered on iPhone 4 bumpers for the rumored plastic iPhone. Earlier we carried an Reuters report that said that Apple mulls a $99 price...        
    on June 13, 2013 Source: I4U

  2. 'Man of Steel' writer: Superman and Batman will always 'have the edge'

    June 12, 2013 | 7:27 p.m. “Man of Steel” flies into theaters Friday hoping to reinvent Superman for a new era, no small feat for the original superhero, a character who debuted in the pages of “Action Comics” No. 1 in 1938 and celebrates his 75th anniversary this year.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Infochimps Helps Infomart Reinvent its Media Monitoring Platform

    AUSTIN, Texas, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Big data Platform-as-a-Service provider Infochimps announced today its role in helping its client Infomart, one of Canada's leading media consultancies with more than 25 years in the media monitoring business, reinvent its media monitoring...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PR Newswire

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