recapitulate

recapitulate
[[t]ri͟ːkəpɪ̱tʃʊleɪt[/t]]
recapitulates, recapitulating, recapitulated
You can say that you are going to recapitulate the main points of an explanation, argument, or description when you want to draw attention to the fact that you are going to repeat the most important points as a summary.

[V n] Let's just recapitulate the essential points...

It will shortly be put up for sale under the terms already communicated to you, which, to recapitulate, call for a very minimum of publicity.

Syn:
recap, sum up
Derived words:
recapitulation [[t]ri͟ːkəpɪtʃʊle͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N-SING

Chapter 9 provides a valuable recapitulation of the material already presented.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Recapitulate — Re*ca*pit u*late (r[=e] k[.a]*p[i^]t [ u]*l[=a]t), 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recapitulate — Re ca*pit u*late (r[=e] k[.a]*p[i^]t [ u]*l[=a]t), v. i. To sum up, or enumerate by heads or topics, what has been previously said; to repeat briefly the substance. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recapitulate — I verb commemorare, enumerate, give a summary of, go over, ingeminate, paraphrase, recite, recount, referre, reiterate, relate, repeat, rephrase, restate, retell, retrospect, reutter, review, reword, run over, say again, sum up, summarize, tell… …   Law dictionary

  • recapitulate — (v.) 1560s, from pp. stem of L.L. recapitulare (see RECAPITULATION (Cf. recapitulation)). Related: Recapitulated; recapitulating …   Etymology dictionary

  • recapitulate — [v] go over something again epitomize, go over same ground*, go the same round*, outline, paraphrase, recap*, recount, rehash, reiterate, repeat, rephrase, replay, restate, review, reword, run over*, run through again*, summarize, sum up; concept …   New thesaurus

  • recapitulate — ► VERB 1) summarize and state again the main points of. 2) Biology repeat (an evolutionary or other process) during development and growth. ORIGIN Latin recapitulare go through heading by heading , from capitulum chapter …   English terms dictionary

  • recapitulate — [rē΄kə pich′ə lāt΄] vi., vt. recapitulated, recapitulating [< pp. of LL recapitulare: see RE & CAPITULATE] to repeat briefly, as in an outline; summarize SYN. REPEAT …   English World dictionary

  • recapitulate — UK [ˌriːkəˈpɪtʃʊˌleɪt] / US [ˌrɪkəˈpɪtʃəˌleɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms recapitulate : present tense I/you/we/they recapitulate he/she/it recapitulates present participle recapitulating past tense recapitulated past participle… …   English dictionary

  • recapitulate — verb I will recapitulate the main points Syn: summarize, sum up; restate, repeat, reiterate, go over, review; informal recap …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • recapitulate — verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: Late Latin recapitulatus, past participle of recapitulare to restate by heads, sum up, from Latin re + capitulum division of a book more at chapter Date: 1556 transitive verb 1. a. to restate briefly ; summarize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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