- 1retake something (especially of an army) to take control of something such as a town again Government forces moved in to retake the city. (figurative) Moore fought back to retake the lead later in the race.
- 2= resit See related entries: Exams and assessment
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈteɪk//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈteɪk//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they retake
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈteɪk//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈteɪk//he / she / it retakes
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈteɪks//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈteɪks//past simple retook
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtʊk//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtʊk//past participle retaken
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈteɪkən//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈteɪkən//-ing form retaking
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈteɪkɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈteɪkɪŋ//Exams and assessment