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re·cap·ture

 (rē-kăp′chər)
n.
1.
a. The act of retaking or recovering.
b. The condition of having been retaken or recovered.
2. The act or an instance of retaking booty or goods.
3.
a. The recovery by the government of the amount of money equal to certain tax benefits or unpaid because of deductions previously taken by a taxpayer.
b. The procedure for such recovery.
tr.v. re·cap·tured, re·cap·tur·ing, re·cap·tures
1. To capture again.
2. To recall or recreate: an attempt to recapture the past.
3. To acquire by the government procedure of recapture.

recapture

(riːˈkæptʃə)
vb (tr)
1. to capture or take again
2. to recover, renew, or repeat (a lost or former ability, sensation, etc): she soon recaptured her high spirits.
3. (Law) US (of the government) to take lawfully (a proportion of the profits of a public-service undertaking)
n
4. the act of recapturing or fact of being recaptured
5. (Law) the act of recapturing or fact of being recaptured
6. (Law) US the seizure by the government of a proportion of the profits of a public-service undertaking

re•cap•ture

(riˈkæp tʃər)

v. -tured, -tur•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to capture again; retake.
2. (of a government) to take by recapture.
3. to recollect or reexperience (something past).
n.
4. recovery or retaking by capture.
5. the taking by the government of a fixed part of all earnings in excess of a certain percentage of property value.
6. Internat. Law. the lawful reacquisition of a former possession.
7. the state or fact of being recaptured.
[1745–55]
re•cap′tur•a•ble, adj.

recapture


Past participle: recaptured
Gerund: recapturing

Imperative
recapture
recapture
Present
I recapture
you recapture
he/she/it recaptures
we recapture
you recapture
they recapture
Preterite
I recaptured
you recaptured
he/she/it recaptured
we recaptured
you recaptured
they recaptured
Present Continuous
I am recapturing
you are recapturing
he/she/it is recapturing
we are recapturing
you are recapturing
they are recapturing
Present Perfect
I have recaptured
you have recaptured
he/she/it has recaptured
we have recaptured
you have recaptured
they have recaptured
Past Continuous
I was recapturing
you were recapturing
he/she/it was recapturing
we were recapturing
you were recapturing
they were recapturing
Past Perfect
I had recaptured
you had recaptured
he/she/it had recaptured
we had recaptured
you had recaptured
they had recaptured
Future
I will recapture
you will recapture
he/she/it will recapture
we will recapture
you will recapture
they will recapture
Future Perfect
I will have recaptured
you will have recaptured
he/she/it will have recaptured
we will have recaptured
you will have recaptured
they will have recaptured
Future Continuous
I will be recapturing
you will be recapturing
he/she/it will be recapturing
we will be recapturing
you will be recapturing
they will be recapturing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been recapturing
you have been recapturing
he/she/it has been recapturing
we have been recapturing
you have been recapturing
they have been recapturing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been recapturing
you will have been recapturing
he/she/it will have been recapturing
we will have been recapturing
you will have been recapturing
they will have been recapturing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been recapturing
you had been recapturing
he/she/it had been recapturing
we had been recapturing
you had been recapturing
they had been recapturing
Conditional
I would recapture
you would recapture
he/she/it would recapture
we would recapture
you would recapture
they would recapture
Past Conditional
I would have recaptured
you would have recaptured
he/she/it would have recaptured
we would have recaptured
you would have recaptured
they would have recaptured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recapture - a legal seizure by the government of profits beyond a fixed amount
seizure - the taking possession of something by legal process
2.recapture - the act of taking something back
recovery, retrieval - the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
Verb1.recapture - experience anew; "She could not recapture that feeling of happiness"
feel, experience - undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret"
2.recapture - take up anew; "The author recaptures an old idea here"
capture - succeed in representing or expressing something intangible; "capture the essence of Spring"; "capture an idea"
3.recapture - take back by force, as after a battle; "The military forces managed to recapture the fort"
take - take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill"
reconquer - conquer anew; "The country reconquered the territory lost in the previous war"
4.recapture - capture again; "recapture the escaped prisoner"
capture, catch, get - succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"

recapture

verb refind, resurrect, rekindle, resuscitate, reanimate He couldn't recapture the form he'd shown in getting to the semi-final.
Translations
إسْتِرْداد، إسْتِرْجاعيَسْتَجْمِع ، يَسْتَعيد من الماضييَسْتَرِد
dobýt zpětnové prožitíoživitznovu chytitznovudobytí
generobregenerobringgenskabegenskabning
visszafoglalásvisszaidéz
endurheimtingendurvekjaná aftur
atgavimasvėl pagauti
atcerēšanāsatkārtota sagrābšanaatsaukt atmiņāno jauna sagrābt
opätovné získanieznova chytiťznova dobyťznovudobytie
canlandırmacanlandırmakyeniden yakalamakyeniden yaşamayeniden yaşamak

recapture

[ˈriːˈkæptʃəʳ]
A. VT [+ prisoner] → volver a detener; [+ town] → reocupar, reconquistar (Hist); [+ memory, scene] → hacer revivir, recordar
B. N [of prisoner] → detención f; [of town] → reocupación f, reconquista f (Hist)

recapture

[ˌriːˈkæptʃər]
vt
[+ escaped prisoner, animal] → capturer
(MILITARY) [+ city, area] → reprendre
(SPORT) [+ title] → reconquérir
to recapture one's form → retrouver la forme
[book, film] [+ atmosphere] → recréer; [person] [+ magic, happiness, youth] → retrouver
n
[city, area] → reprise f
[prisoner] → capture f

recapture

vt animalwieder einfangen; prisonerwieder ergreifen; town, territorywiedererobern; (esp Sport) title etcwiedergewinnen, wiedererlangen; (fig) atmosphere, emotion, periodwieder wach werden lassen; they recaptured the spark that had originally united themsie entzündeten den Funken, der einst da war, noch einmal; to recapture the initiativedie Initiative wieder ergreifen
n (of animal)Wiedereinfangen nt; (of prisoner)Wiederergreifung f; (of town, territory)Wiedereroberung f; (esp Sport: of title etc) → Wiedererlangung f

recapture

[ˈriːˈkæptʃəʳ] vt (prisoner) → ricatturare; (town) → riconquistare, riprendere; (memory, scene) → ritrovare; (atmosphere) → ricreare

recapture

(riˈkӕptʃə) verb
1. to capture again. The soldiers recaptured the city; The prisoners were recaptured.
2. to convey (the feeling of something from the past). to recapture the atmosphere of medieval London.
noun
the process of recapturing or being recaptured.
References in classic literature ?
Forcing my two revolvers upon them as a slight means of protection, and, as a last resort, as an escape for themselves from the horrid death which recapture would surely mean, I lifted Dejah Thoris in my arms and placed her upon the thoat behind Sola, who had already mounted at my command.
The Belgian had no wish to take the slightest chance of recapture.
So, too, it is better to recapture an army entire than to destroy it, to capture a regiment, a detachment or a company entire than to destroy them.
Also you are to recapture my Magic Belt and return it to me.
As for Richard Wilson's sister, she, having been wholly unable to recapture Mr.
This nerves the African, naturally patient, timid and unenterprising, with heroic courage, and leads him to suffer hunger, cold, pain, the perils of the wilderness, and the more dread penalties of recapture.
Possibly I might be blamed a bit for my truantry, but the recapture of the HISPANIOLA was a clenching answer, and I hoped that even Captain Smollett would confess I had not lost my time.
She tried to recapture a saying she had made to help herself that morning, as Ralph paid the bill for luncheon; but she could see him paying the bill more vividly than she could remember the phrase.
we must not give them time to do that," said the Emperor, quickly; "we will go at once and recapture the Emerald City and place the Scarecrow again upon his throne.
The other followed him, and here they fought, occasionally abandoning their duel to pursue and recapture the girl who took every advantage of her captors' preoccupation in battle to break away in attempted escape; but always they overtook her, and first one and then the other possessed her as they struggled to tear one another to pieces for the prize.
A wide-scale campaign launched with the backing Iraqi army's allied forces in 2016 to recapture areas occupied by ISIL since 2014, when the militants declared a self-proclaimed "rule" in Iraq and neighboring Syria based in Iraq's Mosul.
In Austin - the poster child for recapture in Texas right now - the school district is telling taxpayers they'll be sending $2.