Retake vs Recapture - What's the difference?

retake | recapture |


As verbs the difference between retake and recapture

is that retake is to take something again while recapture is to capture something for a second or subsequent time, especially after a loss.

As nouns the difference between retake and recapture

is that retake is a scene that is filmed again, or a picture that is photographed again while recapture is the act of capturing again.

retake

English

Verb

  • to take something again
  • to take something back
  • to capture or occupy somewhere again
  • :The army tried repeatedly to retake the fort they had been driven from.
  • to photograph or film again
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • a scene that is filmed again, or a picture that is photographed again
  • recapture

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of capturing again.
  • :The recapture of the escaped prisoner made the news.
  • That which is captured back; a prize retaken.
  • Verb

    (en-verb)
  • to capture something for a second or subsequent time, especially after a loss
  • The warden hoped to recapture the escaped prisoners before they reached the town.
    ''New engine designs permit the vehicle to recapture the kinetic energy lost through braking
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=September 7 , author=Phil McNulty , title=Moldova 0-5 England , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Gerrard was replaced by Michael Carrick at the start of the second half and a sloppy passage of play followed in which England struggled to recapture the momentum and rhythm of their earlier work.}}