recapitulate has definitions from the field of music
1
[ verb ] summarize briefly

Synonyms

recap

Examples

"Let's recapitulate the main ideas"

Used in print

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

As you 've doubtless forgotten the circumstances in the press of more recent depredations , permit me to recapitulate them briefly .

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

Related terms

play music

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