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recapitulate

[ ree-kuh-pich-uh-leyt ]
/ 藢ri k蓹藞p瑟t蕛 蓹藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with object), re路ca路pit路u路lated, re路ca路pit路u路lat路ing.
to review by a brief summary, as at the end of a speech or discussion; summarize.
Biology. (of an organism) to repeat (ancestral evolutionary stages) in its development.
Music. to restate (the exposition) in a sonata-form movement.
verb (used without object), re路ca路pit路u路lated, re路ca路pit路u路lat路ing.
to sum up statements or matters.
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Origin of recapitulate

First recorded in 1560鈥70; from Late Latin recapitul膩tus (past participle of recapitul膩re), equivalent to re-re- + capitul膩tus;see capitulate

synonym study for recapitulate

1. See repeat.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH recapitulate

capitulate, recapitulate
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British Dictionary definitions for recapitulate

recapitulate
/ (藢ri藧k蓹藞p瑟tj蕣藢le瑟t) /

verb
to restate the main points of (an argument, speech, etc); summarize
(tr) (of an animal) to repeat (stages of its evolutionary development) during the embryonic stages of its life
to repeat at some point during a piece of music (material used earlier in the same work)

Derived forms of recapitulate

recapitulative or recapitulatory, adjective

Word Origin for recapitulate

C16: from Late Latin recapitul膩re, literally: to put back under headings; see capitulate
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