1. [ verb ] summarize briefly
Synonyms: recap

"Let's recapitulate the main ideas"

Related terms: sum_up rehash retrograde recapitulation
2. [ verb ] repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life
Related terms: duplicate palingenesis
3. [ verb ] (music) repeat an earlier theme of a musical composition
Synonyms: repeat reprize reprise
Related terms: play music
Similar spelling:   recapitulation