Recapture



[ree-kap-cher] /riˈkæp tʃər/

verb (used with object), recaptured, recapturing.
1.
to again; recover by ; retake.
2.
(of a government) to take by recapture.
3.
to recollect or reexperience (something past).
noun
4.
the recovery or retaking by .
5.
the taking by the government of a fixed part of all earnings in excess of a certain percentage of property value, as in the case of a railroad.
6.
International Law. the lawful reacquisition of a former possession.
7.
the state or fact of being recaptured.
/riːˈkæptʃə/
verb (transitive)
1.
to capture or take again
2.
to recover, renew, or repeat (a lost or former ability, sensation, etc): she soon recaptured her high spirits
3.
(US) (of the government) to take lawfully (a proportion of the profits of a public-service undertaking)
noun
4.
the act of recapturing or fact of being recaptured
5.
(US) the seizure by the government of a proportion of the profits of a public-service undertaking
n.

1680s; see re- “back, again” + capture (n.).
v.

1783, from re- “back, again” + capture (v.). Related: Recaptured; recapturing.

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