recreate vs reinvent :

recreate or 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.

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  • v  give new life or energy to
  • v  engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion
    The students all recreate alike
  • v  give encouragement to
  • v  create anew
    she recreated the feeling of the 1920's with her stage setting

  • v  bring back into existence
    The candidate reinvented the concept of national health care so that he would get elected
  • v  create anew and make over
    He reinvented African music for American listeners
News & Articles

  • Brown lending a hand to GOP's Gomez ahead of Mass. special election
    On the eve of Tuesday night’s special election, Scott Brown is hoping to recreate that same special election magic he generated in 2010 for Republican Gabriel Gomez. The former Republican senator will hold a rally with the GOP nominee on Monday, according a Gomez campaign  …
    June 20, 2013 - MSNBC: First Read
  • Christie Brinkley and Brooke Shields Recreate The Past With Goofy Photo Remake
    Christie Brinkley and Brooke Shields could have let their goofy pose from 1987 stay in the past; instead, they chose to poke fun at themselves and recently recreated the photo. The 59-year-old swimsuit model reunited with her actress friend last week, and they both proved that after all these years they still have some great... Read more » Christie Brinkley and Brooke Shields Recreate The Past ...
    June 18, 2013 - The Inquisitr
  • First man cured of HIV meeting with Seattle scientists to recreate cure
    The first person ever cured of HIV was in Seattle Tuesday, meeting with scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where they're in the midst of a $20 million project to defeat HIV for good, and working to recreate this cure for others.
    June 18, 2013 - KOMO Seattle

  • $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...        
    June 13, 2013 - I4U
  • '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.
    June 13, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
  • 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...
    June 12, 2013 - PR Newswire