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—v., -lated, -lat•ing.
1. to review by a brief summary, as at the end of a speech or discussion; summarize.
2. Biol.(of an organism) to repeat (ancestral evolutionary stages) in its development.
3. Music.to restate (the exposition) in a sonata-form movement.
to sum up statements or matters.
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