recap

To recap is to briefly explain something by giving just the main points or details. You might write a popular blog in which you recap episodes of your favorite TV shows.

Some shows on television begin with a recap of the previous episode, so viewers can refresh their memories about what's happening in the story so far. A book review is sometimes nothing more than a recap of the plot. And if you miss an important meeting of your Spanish club, the secretary's minutes will recap what was discussed. Recap is a shortened form of recapitulate, "summarize," from the Latin recapitulare, "go over the main points again."

Primary Meanings of recap

1.
vn
summarize briefly
a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
2.
n
a used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads
Full Definitions of recap
1

v summarize briefly

Synonyms:
recapitulate
Types:
hash over, rehash, retrograde
go back over
Type of:
resume, sum up, summarise, summarize
give a summary (of)

n a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion

Synonyms:
recapitulation, review
Types:
epanodos
recapitulation of the main ideas of a speech (especially in reverse order)
Type of:
capitulation
a summary that enumerates the main parts of a topic
2

n a used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads

Synonyms:
retread
Type of:
auto tire, automobile tire, car tire, rubber tire
a tire consisting of a rubber ring around the rim of an automobile wheel

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