"the act of retaking; fact of being taken again; that which is retaken;" 1680s; see re- "back, again" + capture (n.).
"capture back or again, recover by capture," 1783; see re- "back, again" + capture (v.); perhaps formed to go with recapture (n.). Related: Recaptured; recapturing.
She could not recapture that feeling of happiness
The author recaptures an old idea here
The military forces managed to recapture the fort
recapture the escaped prisoner