Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb recapitulate

3 senses of recapitulate

Sense 1
recapitulate, recap -- (summarize briefly; "Let's recapitulate the main ideas")
       => sum up, summarize, summarise, resume -- (give a summary (of); "he summed up his results"; "I will now summarize")

Sense 2
recapitulate -- (repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life)
       => duplicate, reduplicate, double, repeat, replicate -- (make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick")

Sense 3
reprise, reprize, repeat, recapitulate -- (repeat an earlier theme of a composition)
       => play, spiel -- (replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully")

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