recapture has definitions from the fields of law,military
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[ verb ] experience anew

Examples

: "She could not recapture that feeling of happiness"

Used in print

(Musical America, LXXXI:5...)

Because of the authentic homogeneity of his early Nationalistic materials , and his flair for orchestrations - his brilliant Petruchka , his savage Sacre_du_Printemps , his incisive Les_Noces - the world kept hoping that he could recapture the historical direction for which his native talents were predisposed .

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feel

2
[ verb ] capture anew

Examples

"The author recaptures an old idea here"

Used in print

(Newton Stallknecht, "Ideas and Literature," in Newton S...)

It is obvious that the historian who seeks to recapture the ideas that have motivated human behavior throughout a given period will find the art and literature of that age one of his central and major concerns , by_no_means a mere supplement or adjunct of significant historical research .

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capture

3
[ verb ] take up anew

Examples

"The author recaptures an old idea here"

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capture capture

4
[ noun ] (law) a legal seizure by the government of profits beyond a fixed amount

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seizure

5
[ verb ] capture again, as of an escaped prisoner

Synonyms

retake

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get

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[ verb ] (military) take back by force, as after a battle

Synonyms

retake

Examples

"The military forces managed to recapture the fort"

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take reconquer

7
[ noun ] the act of taking something back

Synonyms

retaking

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recovery

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