What does retake mean?

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.


  1. retake

    A retake generally refers to an act of repeating something, usually because the first attempt was unsuccessful, flawed or unsatisfactory. This can apply to various fields such as examinations, filming, photography, and more. It suggests a second or further attempt to do or perform something correctly or better.

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. Harry Reid:

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. Michael Pregent:

    We can not rubble a city that had a population of 3 million before ISIS invaded, the force to retake Mosul hasn't been built yet – we can not take it back with Peshmerga and Christian forces and we certainly can not take it back with Shia militias.

  4. 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.

  5. De La Cruz:

    There will be plenty of time for people to focus on 2024 in the months to come. My focus right now is laser focused on the elections on Tuesday—the 2022 elections, we’ve got to retake both the House and the Senate and I think it is critical that we have a majority and that we use that majority, and my focus is also on electing strong conservatives.

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