verb (used with object)
to withdraw or disavow (a statement, opinion, etc.), especially formally; retract.
verb (used without object)
to withdraw or disavow a statement, opinion, etc., especially formally.
to repudiate or withdraw (a former belief or statement), esp formally in public
1530s, from Latin recantare “recall, revoke,” from re- “back” (see re-) + cantare “to chant” (see chant (v.)). A word from the Reformation. Loan-translation of Greek palinoidein “recant,” from palin “back” + oeidein “to sing.” Related: Recanted; recanting.
[verb ree-kap, ree-kap; noun ree-kap] /verb ˈriˌkæp, riˈkæp; noun ˈriˌkæp/ verb (used with object), recapped, recapping. 1. to recondition (a worn automobile tire) by cementing on a strip of prepared rubber and vulcanizing by subjecting to heat and pressure in a mold. noun 2. a recapped tire. [ree-kap] /ˈriˌkæp/ noun 1. a . verb (used […]
[ree-kap-i-tl-uh-zey-shuh n] /riˌkæp ɪ tl əˈzeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. a revision of a corporation’s capital structure by an exchange of securities.
[ree-kap-i-tl-ahyz] /riˈkæp ɪ tlˌaɪz/ verb (used with object), recapitalized, recapitalizing. 1. to renew or change the capital of. /riːˈkæpɪtəˌlaɪz/ verb 1. to provide (a bank, financial institution, or corporation) with more capital
[ree-kuh-pich-uh-leyt] /ˌri kəˈpɪtʃ əˌleɪt/ verb (used with object), recapitulated, recapitulating. 1. to review by a brief summary, as at the end of a speech or discussion; summarize. 2. Biology. (of an organism) to repeat (ancestral evolutionary stages) in its development. 3. Music. to restate (the exposition) in a sonata-form movement. verb (used without object), recapitulated, […]