Dictionary.com

recapture

[ ree-kap-cher ]
/ riˈkæp tʃər /
Save This Word!

verb (used with object), re·cap·tured, re·cap·tur·ing.

to capture again; recover by capture; retake.
(of a government) to take by recapture.
to recollect or reexperience (something past).

noun

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of recapture

First recorded in 1745–55; re- + capture

OTHER WORDS FROM recapture

re·cap·tur·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·cap·tured, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for recapture

British Dictionary definitions for recapture

recapture
/ (riːˈkæptʃə) /

verb (tr)

to capture or take again
to recover, renew, or repeat (a lost or former ability, sensation, etc)she soon recaptured her high spirits
US (of the government) to take lawfully (a proportion of the profits of a public-service undertaking)

noun

the act of recapturing or fact of being recaptured
US the seizure by the government of a proportion of the profits of a public-service undertaking
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Tired of Typos? Get Help Now!