recover
verb (recovered; recovering) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French recoverer, from Latin recuperare, from re- + *caperare, from Latin capere to take — more at heave Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to get back ; regain 2. a. to bring back to normal position or condition <
stumbled, then recovered himself
>
b. archaic rescue 3. a. to make up for <
recover increased costs through higher prices
>
b. to gain by legal process 4. archaic reach 5. to find or identify again <
recover a comet
>
6. a. to obtain from an ore, a waste product, or a by-product b. to save from loss and restore to usefulness ; reclaim intransitive verb 1. to regain a normal position or condition (as of health) <
recovering from a cold
>
2. to obtain a final legal judgment in one's favor • recoverability nounrecoverable adjectiverecoverer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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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 (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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