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Definition of "recapture" []

  • The act of retaking or recovering. (noun)
  • The condition of having been retaken or recovered. (noun)
  • Law The act or an instance of retaking booty or goods. (noun)
  • Something recaptured. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)
  • To capture or take again (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To recover, renew, or repeat (a lost or former ability, sensation, etc) (verb)
  • (of the government) to take lawfully (a proportion of the profits of a public-service undertaking) (verb)
  • The act of recapturing or fact of being recaptured (noun)
  • The seizure by the government of a proportion of the profits of a public-service undertaking (noun)

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Use "recapture" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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."