recapitulate
[ 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’)
Synonyms
  • summarize
  • sum up
  • restate
  • rehash
  • review
  • recount
  • recap
Antonyms
  • take back
Definition
summarize and state again the main points of
Example
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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