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Is there a verb that specifically means enjoy some recreation?

I heard today (TV reference) a boss tell an employ to take a vacation, to "relax and recreate" (pronounced as the beginning of recreation).

I've never heard this used before, and never really considered it a word.

A couple online searches have yielded what I expected - recreate only as meaning "to create again", or "to re-enact".

If this is not actually a word in this sense, is there a single verb meaning to enjoy/experience recreation?

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I have used recreate in that sense, though there was context that indicated the meaning. I think it is a reasonable construction. –  Ross Millikan Nov 16 '11 at 4:08

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Recreate can mean take recreation as listed in Merriam-Webster. You can also consider using refresh, rejuvenate, revitalize or recharge (your batteries) for example.

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Although we don't often use the word in an adult context, the verb play may be appropriate. Its definition according to Wiktionary:

To act in a manner such that one has fun; to engage in activities expressly for the purpose of recreation.

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