recapitulate

recapitulate

[ree-kuh-pich-uh-leyt]
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.

Origin:
1560–70; < Late Latin recapitulātus (past participle of recapitulāre), equivalent to re- re- + capitulātus; see capitulate

capitulate, recapitulate.


1. See repeat.
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recapitulate (ˌriːkəˈpɪtjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  to restate the main points of (an argument, speech, etc); summarize
2.  (tr) (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)
 
[C16: from Late Latin recapitulāre, literally: to put back under headings; see capitulate]
 
reca'pitulative
 
adj
 
reca'pitulatory
 
adj

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