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re·ca·pit·u·late

 (rē′kə-pĭch′ə-lāt′)
v. re·ca·pit·u·lat·ed, re·ca·pit·u·lat·ing, re·ca·pit·u·lates
v.tr.
1. To repeat in concise form.
2. Biology To appear to repeat (the evolutionary stages of the species) during the embryonic development of the individual organism.
v.intr.
To make a summary.

[Latin recapitulāre, recapitulāt- : re-, re- + capitulum, main point, heading, diminutive of caput, capit-, head; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.]

re·ca·pit′u·la′tive, re·ca·pit′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.

recapitulate

(ˌriːkəˈpɪtjʊˌleɪt)
vb
1. to restate the main points of (an argument, speech, etc); summarize
2. (Biology) (tr) (of an animal) to repeat (stages of its evolutionary development) during the embryonic stages of its life
3. (Classical Music) to repeat at some point during a piece of music (material used earlier in the same work)
[C16: from Late Latin recapitulāre, literally: to put back under headings; see capitulate]
ˌrecaˈpitulative, ˌrecaˈpitulatory adj

re•ca•pit•u•late

(ˌri kəˈpɪtʃ əˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.t.
1. to review by a brief summary, as at the end of a speech or discussion; summarize.
2. to repeat (ancestral evolutionary stages) during embryonic development or during a life cycle.
v.i.
3. to sum up statements or matters.
[1560–70; < Late Latin recapitulātus, past participle of recapitulāre, calque of Greek anakephalaioûn; see re-, capitulate]
syn: See repeat.
recap, recapitulate - Recap is short for recapitulate, literally "repeat the headings."
See also related terms for repeat.

recapitulate


Past participle: recapitulated
Gerund: recapitulating

Imperative
recapitulate
recapitulate
Present
I recapitulate
you recapitulate
he/she/it recapitulates
we recapitulate
you recapitulate
they recapitulate
Preterite
I recapitulated
you recapitulated
he/she/it recapitulated
we recapitulated
you recapitulated
they recapitulated
Present Continuous
I am recapitulating
you are recapitulating
he/she/it is recapitulating
we are recapitulating
you are recapitulating
they are recapitulating
Present Perfect
I have recapitulated
you have recapitulated
he/she/it has recapitulated
we have recapitulated
you have recapitulated
they have recapitulated
Past Continuous
I was recapitulating
you were recapitulating
he/she/it was recapitulating
we were recapitulating
you were recapitulating
they were recapitulating
Past Perfect
I had recapitulated
you had recapitulated
he/she/it had recapitulated
we had recapitulated
you had recapitulated
they had recapitulated
Future
I will recapitulate
you will recapitulate
he/she/it will recapitulate
we will recapitulate
you will recapitulate
they will recapitulate
Future Perfect
I will have recapitulated
you will have recapitulated
he/she/it will have recapitulated
we will have recapitulated
you will have recapitulated
they will have recapitulated
Future Continuous
I will be recapitulating
you will be recapitulating
he/she/it will be recapitulating
we will be recapitulating
you will be recapitulating
they will be recapitulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been recapitulating
you have been recapitulating
he/she/it has been recapitulating
we have been recapitulating
you have been recapitulating
they have been recapitulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been recapitulating
you will have been recapitulating
he/she/it will have been recapitulating
we will have been recapitulating
you will have been recapitulating
they will have been recapitulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been recapitulating
you had been recapitulating
he/she/it had been recapitulating
we had been recapitulating
you had been recapitulating
they had been recapitulating
Conditional
I would recapitulate
you would recapitulate
he/she/it would recapitulate
we would recapitulate
you would recapitulate
they would recapitulate
Past Conditional
I would have recapitulated
you would have recapitulated
he/she/it would have recapitulated
we would have recapitulated
you would have recapitulated
they would have recapitulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.recapitulate - summarize briefly; "Let's recapitulate the main ideas"
sum up, summarize, summarise, resume - give a summary (of); "he summed up his results"; "I will now summarize"
hash over, rehash, retrograde - go back over; "retrograde arguments"
2.recapitulate - repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life
duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate, double - make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"
3.recapitulate - repeat an earlier theme of a composition
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
spiel, play - replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully"

recapitulate

verb restate, review, repeat, outline, sum up, recount, reiterate, run over, summarize, epitomize, recap (informal), go over again, run through again Let's just recapitulate the essential points.

recapitulate

verb
To give a recapitulation of the salient facts of:
Informal: recap.
Translations
يُعيدُ باخْتِصار
rekapitulovat
rekapitulere
endursegja í höfuîatriîum
要約する
reziumuotitrumpai pakartotitrumpas pakartojimas
īsi atkārtot

recapitulate

[ˌriːkəˈpɪtjʊleɪt]
A. VT [+ argument, facts] → recapitular, resumir
B. VIrecapitular, resumir

recapitulate

[ˌriːkəˈpɪtʃʊleɪt]
vi (= sum up) → récapituler
vt (= sum up) → récapituler

recapitulate

recapitulate

[ˌriːkəˈpɪtjʊˌleɪt] vt & viriepilogare, ricapitolare

recapitulate

(riːkəˈpitjuleit) verb
(abbreviation recap (ˈriːkӕp) past tense, past particple ˈrecapped) to go over again (the chief points of a statement, argument etc).
ˈrecaˌpituˈlation abbreviation ( ˈrecap) noun
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