I. noun Date: 1752 1. a. the act of retaking b. an instance of being retaken 2. the retaking of a prize or goods under international law 3. a government seizure under law of earnings or profits beyond a fixed amount II. transitive verb Date: 1799 1. a. to capture again b. to experience again <
by no effort of the imagination could she recapture the ecstasy — Ellen Glasgow
2. to take (as a portion of earnings or profits above a fixed amount) by law or through negotiations under law

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  • Recapture — Re*cap ture (r[ e]*k[a^]p t[ u]r; 135), n. 1. The act of retaking or recovering by capture; especially, the retaking of a prize or goods from a captor. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is captured back; a prize retaken. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recapture — Re*cap ture, v. t. To capture again; to retake. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • recapture — 1680s (n.), 1783 (v.), from RE (Cf. re ) back, again + CAPTURE (Cf. capture). Related: Recaptured; recapturing …   Etymology dictionary

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