Recapitulate

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Recapitulate Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    recapitulate v
  1. summarize briefly; "Let's recapitulate the main ideas" [syn: recap]
  2. repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life
  3. repeat an earlier theme of a composition [syn: reprise, reprize, repeat]
Recapitulate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Recapitulate \Re*ca*pit"u*late\, v. t. [L. recapitulare, recapitulatum; pref. re- re- + capitulum a small head, chapter, section. See Capitulate.] To repeat, as the principal points in a discourse, argument, or essay; to give a summary of the principal facts, points, or arguments of; to relate in brief; to summarize.
Recapitulate Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Recapitulate \Re`ca*pit"u*late\, v. i. To sum up, or enumerate by heads or topics, what has been previously said; to repeat briefly the substance.
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