re ‧ cap ‧ ture /riːˈkæptʃə $ -ər/ BrE AmE verb [transitive]
1 . to bring back the same feelings or qualities that you experienced in the past:
The film really recaptures the atmosphere of those days.
2 . to catch a prisoner or animal that has escaped:
He was recaptured after nearly two weeks on the run.
3 . to take control of a place again by fighting for it SYN retake :
an attempt to recapture the city
—recapture noun [uncountable]