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recapitulate

re·ca·pit·u·late

recapitulate

 
pronunciation:
ri k pI ch leIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: recapitulated, recapitulates, recapitulating
definition 1: to briefly review (the main points) of a spoken or written exchange or communication.
The instructor told the students to recapitulate their main ideas in the final paragraph of their essays.
synonyms:
recap, sum up, summarize
similar words:
abstract, epitomize, recite, reiterate, restate, review, synopsize
definition 2: of an organism, to repeat in its development (the main stages of the evolutionary development of its species).
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to give a summary.
synonyms:
recap
similar words:
review, sum up
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The word recapitulate contains the following part: