Definition of recap in English:

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Pronunciation: /rēˈkap/
(recaps, recapping, recapped) [with object]
State again as a summary; recapitulate: a way of recapping the story so far [no object]: to recap, it’s been a year full of ups and downs
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  • The poem begins with a summary, recapping the most noble of mythical events that have passed throughout the ages of man, bringing civilization into existence and to the point where the story is about to be told.
  • In late December, lots of news sources supplement their year-end coverage with stories recapping the news of the year.
  • Is no one able to relate a story without recapping the year that came before it?


Pronunciation: /ˈrēˌkap/
A summary of what has been said; a recapitulation: a quick recap of the idea and its main advantages
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  • I'll give you a quick recap of the events since we landed on the glacier on the 11th.
  • But a quick recap at the end can go a long way toward ensuring that everyone understands.
  • Here's a quick recap of the six tests used to select the companies.


1950s: abbreviation.

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Syllabification: re·cap

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