recapitulate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin recapitulatus, past participle of recapitulare (to go over the main points of a thing again), from Latin re- (again) + capitulum (a head, main part, chapter); see capitulate.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

recapitulate (third-person singular simple present recapitulates, present participle recapitulating, simple past and past participle recapitulated)

  1. to summarize or repeat in concise form
    The entire symphony was recapitulated in the last four bars.
  2. to repeat the evolutionary stages of an organism during its embryonic development
    Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (to summarize or repeat in concise form): recap, sum up

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

recapitulāte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of recapitulō