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recapitulate is a synonym of repeat

verb [ ree-kuh-pich-uh-leyt ]

recapitulate is another word for repeat

Repeat refers to saying or doing something over again (Could you repeat the question?).

Recapitulate refers to repeating your points in a summary (She recapitulated the story quickly, to get everyone up to speed).

Repeat can refer to all kinds of things—you might repeat an action, an expression, or something you’ve said (He repeated the joke in front of all his friends). Recapitulate is generally used to refer to writing or speech (The conclusion of an essay is the place to recapitulate your argument).

Repeat generally implies doing or saying something exactly as it was done or said before, whereas recapitulate means to summarize things that you’ve already said.

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alternative is a synonym of choice

noun [ awl-tur-nuh-tiv, al- ]

alternative is another word for choice

Choice refers to having the ability to pick between several things or options (a wide choice of pastries).

Alternative refers to only having two options (Your alternative to chicken is fish).

Choice usually suggests more extensive options than alternative, though it can still be used when there are only two options (There’s a choice of coffee or tea).

Alternative is most often used with a negative, to mean that there was no choice at all (I had no alternative).

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grumble is a synonym of complain

verb [ gruhm-buhl ]

grumble is another word for complain

Complain refers to expressing displeasure or discomfort (He started to complain two minutes into the hike).

Grumble refers to complaining, mostly to yourself, in a mean or ill-natured way (She liked to grumble about the neighbors).

✅ Generally, complain suggests that you want to fix the displeasure or discomfort, whereas grumble suggests that you want to complain for the sake of it, rather than fix what’s wrong (He grumbled about the coffee but refused to get a new one; He complained to the doctor about pain in his knee).

✅ However, complain can also suggest making a more official fuss over something, especially in order to get attention, or to get something for free (I knew she was about to complain to the manager).

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