Recapture - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌriːˈkæptʃər|  American pronunciation of the word recapture
Brit.  |riːˈkaptʃə|  British pronunciation of the word recapture


- a legal seizure by the government of profits beyond a fixed amount
- the act of taking something back (syn: retaking)


- experience anew
- take up anew
- take back by force, as after a battle(syn: retake)
- capture again(syn: retake)


...the recapture of the territory may take longer than expected...

The guards recaptured the escaped prisoner.

The soldiers recaptured the hill they had lost the day before.

In the final lap of the race, he recaptured the lead.

They are trying to recapture those happy times they had together.

The documentary recaptures the social tensions of the 1960s.

The film really recaptures the atmosphere of those days.

He was recaptured after nearly two weeks on the run.

In 2001, he recaptured his world crown.

King Edward recaptured the town from the Danes in AD 913.

She could not recapture that feeling of happiness

The author recaptures an old idea here

The military forces managed to recapture the fort

a generation trying to recapture lost youth

He has been trying to recapture his lost youth.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: recapture
he/she/it: recaptures
present participle: recapturing
past tense: recaptured
past participle: recaptured
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