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English noun: recapture

1. recapture (act) a legal seizure by the government of profits beyond a fixed amount


Broader (hypernym)seizure

2. recapture (act) the act of taking something back


Synonymsretaking


Broader (hypernym)recovery, retrieval


English verb: recapture

1. recapture (emotion) experience anew


SamplesShe could not recapture that feeling of happiness.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)experience, feel

2. recapture (creation) take up anew


SamplesThe author recaptures an old idea here.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)capture

3. recapture (possession) take back by force, as after a battle


SamplesThe military forces managed to recapture the fort.


Synonymsretake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)take


Narrower (hyponym)reconquer

4. recapture (contact) capture again


SamplesRecapture the escaped prisoner.


Synonymsretake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)capture, catch, get









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