Recapitulate



[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, recapitulating.
4.
to sum up statements or matters.
/ˌriːkəˈpɪtjʊˌleɪt/
verb
1.
to restate the main points of (an argument, speech, etc); summarize
2.
(transitive) (of an animal) to repeat (stages of its evolutionary development) during the embryonic stages of its life
3.
to repeat at some point during a piece of music (material used earlier in the same work)
v.

1560s, back-formation from recapitulation and also from Late Latin recapitulatus, past participle of recapitulare. Related: Recapitulated; recapitulating.

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