Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of retaking or recovering.
  • n. The condition of having been retaken or recovered.
  • n. Law The act or an instance of retaking booty or goods.
  • n. Something recaptured.
  • n. The lawful taking by a government of a fixed amount of the profits of a public-service corporation in excess of a stipulated rate of return.
  • transitive v. To capture again.
  • transitive v. To recall: an attempt to recapture the past.
  • transitive v. To acquire by the government procedure of recapture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of capturing again.
  • v. to capture something for a second or subsequent time, especially after a loss

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of retaking or recovering by capture; especially, the retaking of a prize or goods from a captor.
  • n. That which is captured back; a prize retaken.
  • transitive v. To capture again; to retake.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To capture back or again; retake, particularly a prize which had been previously taken.
  • n. The act of retaking; particularly, the retaking of a prize or goods from a captor.
  • n. That which is recaptured; a prize retaken.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of taking something back
  • v. experience anew
  • n. a legal seizure by the government of profits beyond a fixed amount
  • v. take up anew
  • v. capture again
  • v. take back by force, as after a battle

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Examples

  • And frankly, it depends on what you call recapture because as we said before, some of this is going to be fee increases; some of it's going to become -- it's going to be expense management; some of it is going to come from greater volume as we increase the value proposition to our customers.

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  • Zoe Lofgren yesterday introduced a bill into the House to do what they call recapture 550000 visas at a time when the unemployment rate in this country is 6.1 percent.

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  • Zoe Lofgren yesterday introduced a bill into the House to do what they call recapture 550,000 visas at a time when the unemployment rate in this country is 6.1 percent.

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  • June 2 -- Germans recapture from the French the sugar refinery at

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  • -- [This part begins with a long account of her escape, her fortunes at Holby and London, and her recapture, which is here omitted, as it would be to a large extent a repetition of what has already been stated.] -- After Brandon left me my heart still throbbed with the fierce impulse which he had imparted to it.

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  • Her recapture was a bloody deed, but the law of self-preservation is inexorable under such circumstances.

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  • They had been battened down below for the last forty-eight hours, because the fear of a recapture was the nightmare of every prizemaster.

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  • Previous awards have also included so-called recapture provisions.

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  • Seymour reported to Courtenay the fragments of the conversation which he had overheard; and, insane as appeared to be the idea of recapture, the latter agreed with him that it demanded caution on their parts: but as it would appear very opposite to the English character to take open measures against six prisoners, when they were so numerous, he contented himself with desiring all the arms and ammunition to be stowed in the cabin, and gave orders that the prisoners, as they refused to work, should not be allowed to come on deck after dusk, -- and then gave the affair no further thought.

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  • The Treasury's inspector general also focused on another set of problems: The IRS's lack of systems to enforce the various "recapture" and "accelerated repayment" provisions that Congress included in the housing tax credit programs.

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