Definitions for recaptureriˈkæp tʃər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•cap•tureriˈkæp tʃər(v.; n.)-tured, -tur•ing

  1. (v.t.)to capture again; retake.

  2. (of a government) to take by recapture.

  3. to recollect or reexperience (something past).

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. (n.)recovery or retaking by capture.

  5. the taking by the government of a fixed part of all earnings in excess of a certain percentage of property value.

  6. Internat. Law. the lawful reacquisition of a former possession.

    Category: Law

  7. the state or fact of being recaptured.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. recapture(noun)

    a legal seizure by the government of profits beyond a fixed amount

  2. recapture, retaking(verb)

    the act of taking something back

  3. recapture(verb)

    experience anew

    "She could not recapture that feeling of happiness"

  4. recapture(verb)

    take up anew

    "The author recaptures an old idea here"

  5. recapture, retake(verb)

    take back by force, as after a battle

    "The military forces managed to recapture the fort"

  6. recapture, retake(verb)

    capture again

    "recapture the escaped prisoner"


  1. recapture(Noun)

    The act of capturing again.

  2. recapture(Verb)

    to capture something for a second or subsequent time, especially after a loss

Webster Dictionary

  1. Recapture(noun)

    the act of retaking or recovering by capture; especially, the retaking of a prize or goods from a captor

  2. Recapture(noun)

    that which is captured back; a prize retaken

  3. Recapture(verb)

    to capture again; to retake


  1. Recapture

    Recapture is a 1930 drama in three acts by Preston Sturges, his third play to appear on Broadway. The Broadway production was directed by Don Mullally and produced by A.H. Woods. It opened on 29 January 1930 at the Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre, and ran for 24 performances, closing in February of that year. Appearing in the cast were Melvyn Douglas and Glenda Farrell.

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to capture again

The soldiers recaptured the city; The prisoners were recaptured.

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