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RECAPITULATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does recapitulate mean? 

RECAPITULATE (verb)
  The verb RECAPITULATE has 3 senses:

1. summarize briefly
2. repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life
3. repeat an earlier theme of a composition

  Familiarity information: RECAPITULATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RECAPITULATE (verb)


Sense 1recapitulate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Summarize briefly

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

recap; recapitulate

Context example:

Let's recapitulate the main ideas

Hypernyms (to "recapitulate" is one way to...):

resume; sum up; summarise; summarize (give a summary (of))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "recapitulate"):

hash over; rehash; retrograde (go back over)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 2recapitulate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "recapitulate" is one way to...):

double; duplicate; reduplicate; repeat; replicate (make or do or perform again)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3recapitulate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Repeat an earlier theme of a composition

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

reprise; reprize; recapitulate; repeat

Hypernyms (to "recapitulate" is one way to...):

play; spiel (replay (as a melody))

Domain category:

music (musical activity (singing or whistling etc.))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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