The manager would often recapitulate all of the details at the close of his team's monthly meeting.
When you give a long speech about global warming and you sum it up at the end with just a sentence or two, that last sentence or two is an example of when you recapitulate the information you presented.
transitive verb-·lat·ed, -·lat·ing
Origin of recapitulatefrom past participle of Late Latin recapitulare: see re- and capitulate
verbre·ca·pit·u·lat·ed, re·ca·pit·u·lat·ing, re·ca·pit·u·lates
- To repeat in concise form.
- Biology To appear to repeat (the evolutionary stages of the species) during the embryonic development of the individual organism.
Origin of recapitulateLatin recapitulāre recapitulāt- re- re- capitulum main point, heading diminutive of caput capit- head ; see kaput- in Indo-European roots.
- re·ca·pit′u·la′tive re·ca·pit′u·la·to′ry
(third-person singular simple present recapitulates, present participle recapitulating, simple past and past participle recapitulated)