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recapitulate

  

      vb  
1    to restate the main points of (an argument, speech, etc.); summarize  
2    tr   (of an animal) to repeat (stages of its evolutionary development) during the embryonic stages of its life  
3    to repeat at some point during a piece of music (material used earlier in the same work)  
     (C16: from Late Latin recapitulare, literally: to put back under headings; see capitulate)  
  recapitulative, recapitulatory      adj  
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recapitulate

  
  
epitomize, go over again, outline, recap     (informal)   recount, reiterate, repeat, restate, review, run over, run through again, summarize, sum up  

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