[ ree-kuh-pich-uh-leyt ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
Late 16th century; Latin from late Latin recapitulat- ‘gone through heading by heading’, from re- ‘again’ + capitulum ‘chapter’ (diminutive of caput ‘head’)
  • summarize
  • sum up
  • restate
  • rehash
  • review
  • recount
  • recap
  • take back
summarize and state again the main points of
A) The lawyer made sure to recapitulate his argument to the judge very carefully. B) Molly recapitulated the lesson to her students before releasing them for the day.
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