re·cap inf. • v. / rēˈkap/ (-capped, -cap·ping) [tr.] state again as a summary; recapitulate: a way of recapping the story so far | [intr.] to recap, at the end of the Persian Gulf War, he lost control of the northern third of his country. • n. / ˈrēˌkap/ a summary of what has been said; a recapitulation: a quick recap of the idea and its main advantages.