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Definitions for retake
riˈteɪk; ˈriˌteɪkre·take

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retakeverb

    a shot or scene that is photographed again

  2. recapture, retakeverb

    take back by force, as after a battle

    "The military forces managed to recapture the fort"

  3. recapture, retakeverb

    capture again

    "recapture the escaped prisoner"

  4. retakeverb

    photograph again

    "Please retake that scene"


  1. retakenoun

    a scene that is filmed again, or a picture that is photographed again

  2. retakeverb

    to take something again

  3. retakeverb

    to take something back

  4. retakeverb

    to capture or occupy somewhere again

  5. retakeverb

    to photograph or film again

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Retakeverb

    To take again.

    Etymology: re and take.

    A day should be appointed, when the remonstrance should be retaken into consideration. Edward Hyde.


  1. retake

    A breath mark or luftpause is a symbol used in musical notation. It directs the performer of the music passage to take a breath (for wind instruments and vocalists) or to make a slight pause (for non-wind instruments). This pause is normally intended to shorten the duration of the preceding note and not to alter the tempo; in this function it can be thought of as a grace rest. It is usually placed above the staff and at the ends of phrases. Its function is analogous to the comma in several written languages. Indeed, a common notation for the breath mark looks very similar to a written comma.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Retakeverb

    to take or receive again

  2. Retakeverb

    to take from a captor; to recapture; as, to retake a ship or prisoners

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Retake

    rē-tāk′, v.t. to take or receive again: to recapture.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retake in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retake in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of retake in a Sentence

  1. Chadian President Idriss Deby:

    Two months after the beginning of this war, we have not had a single direct contact on the ground with units of the Nigerian army. This is why, more than once, Chadian forces have been obliged to retake towns and advance again.

  2. President Donald Trump:

    Nine months from now, we are going to retake the House of Representatives, we are going to hold the Senate, and we are going to keep the White House, we have so much more enthusiasm, its not even close. Theyre all fighting each other. ... They dont know what theyre doing; they cant even count their votes.

  3. Harry Reid:

    Well, Donald Trump and the Republican gang that's running for president certainly hasn't hurt our chances, i think we're going to win back the Senate. ... But the one goal that I have, and I will be unrelenting on that, is to do everything I can to make sure that we retake the Senate.

  4. Maria Fantappie:

    Falluja has more of an urban structure where tribes are present but are less a structuring element of the city, so it's going to be much harder to retake and keep the city under control.

  5. John McCain:

    There is recent progress in Iraq. Three-thousand U.S.-trained and equipped Iraqi forces are among those who have encircled Ramadi and are poised for an operation to retake the city from ISIS. Shipments of U.S. weapons are finally arriving to fighters in a timely fashion. But while Defense Ash Carter has not ruled out the use of forward air controllers, Defense Ash Carter said : I talked about that with our commanders … here. They have not recommended us taking that step at this time. Critics in Washington, like Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., have excoriated commanders for not recommending them. Obviously ISIS is winning in Iraq and for you not to be in favor of us having forward air controllers on the ground in some scholastic answer, you know full well as I do -- forward air controllers make the difference.

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