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recapture

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noun re·cap·ture \(ˌ)rē-ˈkap-chər\

Definition of recapture

  1. 1a :  the act of retakingb :  an instance of being retaken

  2. 2 :  the retaking of a prize or goods under international law

  3. 3 :  a government seizure under law of earnings or profits beyond a fixed amount

Examples of recapture in a sentence

  1. the recapture of the territory may take longer than expected

1752

First Known Use of recapture

1752


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recapture

verb re·cap·ture

Definition of recapture

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to capture againb :  to experience again by no effort of the imagination could she recapture the ecstasy — Ellen Glasgow

  3. 2 :  to take (something, such as a portion of earnings or profits above a fixed amount) by law or through negotiations under law

Examples of recapture in a sentence

  1. The guards recaptured the escaped prisoner.

  2. The soldiers recaptured the hill they had lost the day before.

  3. In the final lap of the race, he recaptured the lead.

  4. They are trying to recapture those happy times they had together.

  5. The documentary recaptures the social tensions of the 1960s.

1799

First Known Use of recapture

1799


RECAPTURE Defined for English Language Learners


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recapture

verb re·cap·ture

Definition of recapture for English Language Learners

  • : to catch (someone or something that has escaped)

  • : to gain control of (a place or position) again after losing it

  • : to experience or bring back (a feeling, quality, or situation) again


RECAPTURE Defined for Kids

recapture

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verb re·cap·ture \ˌrē-ˈkap-chər\

Definition of recapture for Students

recaptured

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recapturing

  1. 1 :  to regain possession of Soldiers recaptured the fort.

  2. 2 :  to experience again I wish I could recapture my youth.


Law Dictionary

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recapture

transitive verb re·cap·ture \ˌrē-ˈkap-chər\

Legal Definition of recapture

recaptured

recapturing

  1. 1 :  to capture again

  2. 2 :  to recover or take (as an excess or gain) by law or agreement; especially :  to recover (a tax benefit) by higher or additional taxation of income or property that ceases to qualify for a credit or deduction or by taxing gain realized from the sale or exchange of such property the government recaptured the depreciation by taxing the gain resulting from the difference between the sale price and the basis after depreciation


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recapture

noun re·cap·ture

Legal Definition of recapture

  1. 1 :  the act or process of recapturing

  2. 2 :  an amount recaptured or subject to recapture



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