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This verb (ree kuh 'pi chew-"late) means to repeat the principal points or stages of, to summarize.

Recapitulate is used in an art review in the L.A. Times.

"At Ace Gallery, New York artist Carl Andre recapitulates the standard Minimalist motifs he formulated in the mid-1960s. He acts more as a producer of sculpture than a maker..."

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