Definition of recapitulate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

recapitulate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌriːkəˈpɪtʃuleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːkəˈpɪtʃuleɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recapitulate
BrE BrE//ˌriːkəˈpɪtʃuleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːkəˈpɪtʃuleɪt//
 
he / she / it recapitulates
BrE BrE//ˌriːkəˈpɪtʃuleɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːkəˈpɪtʃuleɪts//
 
past simple recapitulated
BrE BrE//ˌriːkəˈpɪtʃuleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːkəˈpɪtʃuleɪtɪd//
 
past participle recapitulated
BrE BrE//ˌriːkəˈpɪtʃuleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːkəˈpɪtʃuleɪtɪd//
 
-ing form recapitulating
BrE BrE//ˌriːkəˈpɪtʃuleɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːkəˈpɪtʃuleɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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(formal) (also recap) [intransitive, transitive] recapitulate (on something) | recapitulate something | recapitulate what, where, etc… to repeat or give a summary of what has already been said, decided, etc. To recapitulate briefly, the three main points are these… Word Origin late 16th cent.: from late Latin recapitulat- ‘gone through heading by heading’, from re- ‘again’ + capitulum ‘chapter’ (diminutive of caput ‘head’).
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