[ ree-kap-cher ]
/ riˈkæp tʃər /

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).


Origin of recapture

First recorded in 1745–55; re- + capture

Related forms

re·cap·tur·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·cap·tured, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for 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)


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
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