verb (used with object), re·cap·tured, re·cap·tur·ing.
- to capture again; recover by capture; retake.
- (of a government) to take by recapture.
- to recollect or reexperience (something past).
- the recovery or retaking by capture.
- the taking by the government of a fixed part of all earnings in excess of a certain percentage of property value, as in the case of a railroad.
- International Law. the lawful reacquisition of a former possession.
- the state or fact of being recaptured.
- to capture or take again
- to recover, renew, or repeat (a lost or former ability, sensation, etc)she soon recaptured her high spirits
- US (of the government) to take lawfully (a proportion of the profits of a public-service undertaking)
- the act of recapturing or fact of being recaptured
- US the seizure by the government of a proportion of the profits of a public-service undertaking