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recapitulate

verb re·ca·pit·u·late \ˌrē-kə-ˈpi-chə-ˌlāt\

: to give a brief summary of something

re·ca·pit·u·lat·edre·ca·pit·u·lat·ing

Full Definition of RECAPITULATE

transitive verb
1
a :  to restate briefly :  summarize
b :  to give new form or expression to
2
:  to repeat the principal stages or phases of <the view that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny>
intransitive verb
:  sum up
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Examples of RECAPITULATE

  1. To recapitulate what was said earlier, we need to develop new ways to gain customers.
  2. We understood your point, there's no need to recapitulate.

Origin of RECAPITULATE

Late Latin recapitulatus, past participle of recapitulare to restate by heads, sum up, from Latin re- + capitulum division of a book — more at chapter
First Known Use: 1556

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