Definitions for: Recapitulate

[v] summarize briefly; "Let's recapitulate the main ideas"
[v] repeat an earlier theme of a musical composition
[v] repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life; of animals

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

Synonyms: recap, repeat, reprise, reprize

See Also: double, duplicate, play, reduplicate, rehash, replicate, resume, retrograde, spiel, sum up, summarise, summarize

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