[ US /ˈɹiˌkæp, ɹɪˈkæp/ ]
  1. a used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads
  2. a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
  1. summarize briefly
    Let's recapitulate the main ideas
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How To Use recap In A Sentence

  • So far, so good, so much more credible—and spoiled only slightly by the blandishment that those that fail should present plans for recapitalization "as swiftly as possible. Is This the End of the Beginning for the Euro Crisis?
  • The recovery is on track, the current-account surplus is healthy, capital flows are strong, companies are restructuring and the recapitalization of banks is almost complete.
  • The editorial begins with a recapitulation of the basic argument marshaled by the Bush administration regarding his past actions while on the board of directors of Harken Energy.
  • How many bands have attempted to recapture the mood and style of their naive years? Times, Sunday Times
  • I don't usually watch this soap but on Monday the characters very neatly recapped the last two years of their lives and allowed me to enjoy the high drama without having invested anything at all.
  • Food sharing with nonkin reduces the costs to kin of child rearing, but also reduces the resources recaptured by kin after an infant death, so evolved infant mortality is lower. Archive 2008-06-01
  • But amid competition from larger panel makers, Solyndra subsequently laid off staff and recapitalized. Clouds Overtake Solar-Panel Firm
  • And as far as you know, Mrs Hobbs didn't have much of a social life," Armstrong recapped. FORESTS OF THE NIGHT
  • Maybe we're all trying to recapture that feeling of acceptance.
  • While the most damage and destroy is attribute to the vehicles load recapitulate impaction.
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