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recapitulate

RECAPIT'ULATE, v.t. [L. capitulum. See Capitulate.]

To repeat the principal things mentioned in a preceding discourse, argument or essay; to give a summary of the principal facts, points or arguments.



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RECAPIT'ULATE, v.t. [L. capitulum. See Capitulate.]

To repeat the principal things mentioned in a preceding discourse, argument or essay; to give a summary of the principal facts, points or arguments.

RE-CA-PIT'U-LATE, v.t. [Fr. recapituler; It. raccopitolare; re and L. capitulum. See Capitulate.]

To repeat the principal things mentioned in a preceding discourse, argument or essay; to give a summary of the principal fares, points or arguments. – Dryden.


Re*ca*pit"u*late
  1. To repeat, as the principal points in a discourse, argument, or essay; to give a summary of the principal facts, points, or arguments of; to relate in brief; to summarize.
  2. To sum up, or enumerate by heads or topics, what has been previously said; to repeat briefly the substance.
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Recapitulate

RECAPIT'ULATE, verb transitive [Latin capitulum. See Capitulate.]

To repeat the principal things mentioned in a preceding discourse, argument or essay; to give a summary of the principal facts, points or arguments.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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stop

STOP, v.t. [G., to stop, to check, to pose, to fill, to cram, to stuff, to quilt, to darn, to mend. See Stifle. L., tow; to stuff, to crowd; to be stupefied, whence stupid, stupor, [that is, to stop, or a stop.] The primary sense is either to cease to move, or to stuff, to press, to thrust in, to cram; probably the latter.]

1. To close, as an aperture, by filling or by obstructing; as, to stop a vent; to stop the ears; to stop wells of water. 2 Kings 3.

2. To obstruct; to render impassable; as, to stop a way, road or passage.

3. To hinder; to impede; to arrest progress; as, to stop a passenger in the road; to stop the course of a stream.

4. To restrain; to hinder; to suspend; as to stop the execution of a decree.

5. To repress; to suppress; to restrain; as, to stop the progress of vice.

6. To hinder; to check; as, to stop the approaches of old age or infirmity.

7. To hinder from action or practice.

Whose disposition, all the world well knows, will not be rubbd nor stoppd.

8. To put an end to any motion or action; to intercept; as, to stop the breath; to stop proceedings.

9. To regulate the sounds of musical strings; as, to stop a string.

10. In seamanship, to make fast.

11. To point; as a written composition. [Not in use.]

STOP, v.i.

1. To cease to go forward.

Some strange commotion is in his brain; he bites his lip, and starts; stops on a sudden, looks upon the ground---

2. To cease from any motion or course of action. When you are accustomed to a course of vice, it is very difficult to stop.

The best time to stop is at the beginning.

STOP, n.

1. Cessation of progressive motion; as, to make a stop.

2. Hindrance of progress; obstruction; act of stopping.

Occult qualities put a stop to the improvement of natural philosophy--

3. Repression; hindrance of operation or action.

It is a great step towards the mastery of our desires, to give this stop to them.

4. Interruption.

These stops of thine fright me the more.

5. Prohibition of sale; as the stop of wine and salt.

6. That which obstructs; obstacle; impediment.

A fatal stop travesd their headlong course.

So melancholy a prospect should inspire us with zeal to oppose some stop to the rising torrent.

7. The instrument by which the sounds of wind music are regulated; as the stops of a flute or an organ.

8. Regulation of musical chords by the fingers.

In the stops of lutes, the higher they go, the less distance is between the frets.

9. The act of applying the stops in music.

Th organ-sound a time survives the stop.

10. A point or mark in writing, intended to distinguish the sentences, parts of a sentence or clauses, and to show the proper pauses in reading. The stops generally used, are the comma, semi-colon, colon and period. To these may be added the marks of interrogation and exclamation.

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