Recover
Recover Re*cov"er (r?*k?v"?r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Recovered} (-?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Recovering}. ] [OE. recoveren, OF. recovrer, F. recouvrer, from L. recuperare; pref. re- re + a word of unknown origin. Cf.{Recuperate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To get or obtain again; to get renewed possession of; to win back; to regain. [1913 Webster]

David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away. --1. Sam. xxx. 18. [1913 Webster]

2. To make good by reparation; to make up for; to retrieve; to repair the loss or injury of; as, to recover lost time. ``Loss of catel may recovered be.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Even good men have many failings and lapses to lament and recover. --Rogers. [1913 Webster]

3. To restore from sickness, faintness, or the like; to bring back to life or health; to cure; to heal. [1913 Webster]

The wine in my bottle will recover him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To overcome; to get the better of, -- as a state of mind or body. [1913 Webster]

I do hope to recover my late hurt. --Cowley. [1913 Webster]

When I had recovered a little my first surprise. --De Foe. [1913 Webster]

5. To rescue; to deliver. [1913 Webster]

That they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him. --2. Tim. ii. 26. [1913 Webster]

6. To gain by motion or effort; to obtain; to reach; to come to. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

The forest is not three leagues off; If we recover that, we're sure enough. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Except he could recover one of the Cities of Refuge he was to die. --Hales. [1913 Webster]

7. (Law) To gain as a compensation; to obtain in return for injury or debt; as, to recover damages in trespass; to recover debt and costs in a suit at law; to obtain title to by judgement in a court of law; as, to recover lands in ejectment or common recovery; to gain by legal process; as, to recover judgement against a defendant. [1913 Webster]

{Recover arms} (Mil. Drill), a command whereby the piece is brought from the position of ``aim'' to that of ``ready.'' [1913 Webster]

Syn: To regain; repossess; resume; retrieve; recruit; heal; cure. [1913 Webster]


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  • recover — re‧cov‧er [rɪˈkʌvə ǁ ər] verb 1. [intransitive] to increase or improve after falling in value or getting worse: • Its shares plunged at the start of trading, but recovered to close only slightly down. 2. [transitive] FINANCE to get back money… …   Financial and business terms

  • recover — re·cov·er /ri kə vər/ vt 1: to get back or get back an equivalent for recover costs through higher prices 2 a: to obtain or get back (as damages, satisfaction for a debt, or property) through a judgment or decree recover damages in a tort action… …   Law dictionary

  • recover — 1 Recover, regain, retrieve, recoup, recruit can mean to get back something that has been let go or lost. Recover, the most comprehensive of these terms, may imply a finding or obtaining something material or immaterial that has been lost… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • recover — [ri kuv′ər] vt. [ME recoveren < OFr recovrer < L recuperare: see RECUPERATE] 1. a) to get back (something lost or stolen) b) to regain (health, consciousness, etc.) 2. to compensate for; make up for [to recover losses] 3 …   English World dictionary

  • Recover — Re*cov er (r?*k?v ?r), v. i. 1. To regain health after sickness; to grow well; to be restored or cured; hence, to regain a former state or condition after misfortune, alarm, etc.; often followed by of or from; as, to recover from a state of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recover — c.1300, to regain consciousness, from Anglo Fr. rekeverer (late 13c.), O.Fr. recovrer, from L. recuperare to recover (see RECUPERATION (Cf. recuperation)). Meaning to regain health or strength is from early 14c.; sense of to get (anything) back… …   Etymology dictionary

  • recover — [v1] find again balance, bring back, catch up, compensate, get back, make good, obtain again, offset, reacquire, recapture, reclaim, recoup, recruit, redeem, rediscover, regain, reoccupy, repair, replevin, replevy, repossess, rescue, restore,… …   New thesaurus

  • Recover — Re*cov er, n. Recovery. Sir T. Malory. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recover — Re*cov er (r?*k?v ?r), v. t. [Pref. re + cover: cf. F. recouvrir.] To cover again. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recover — recover,   Synonym für restore …   Universal-Lexikon

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