Meaning of recapitulate

re•ca•pit•u•late

Pronunciation: (rē"ku-pich'u-lāt"), [key]
— v., -lated, -lat•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to review by a brief summary, as at the end of a speech or discussion; summarize.
  2. (of an organism) to repeat (ancestral evolutionary stages) in its development.
  3. to restate (the exposition) in a sonata-form movement.
—v.i.
  1. to sum up statements or matters.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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