verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- recklinghausen's tumor,
- reckon with,
Origin of reclaim
verb (used with object)
Origin of re-claim
Examples from the Web for reclaim
Officials have said the war to reclaim upward of a third of Iraq and a quarter of Syria from ISIS could take years.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
To reclaim it, he had to move beyond established conventions about how a literary career should be conducted.A Year In The Life of The Canterbury Tales’ Storied Beginnings|Wendy Smith|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When Gardner goes to Washington, will he reclaim his Tea Party roots and join hands with Texas Senator Ted Cruz?
In the face of these stereotypes, the Muslim Writers Collective is one attempt to reclaim the narrative of American Islam.Defying Stereotypes, Young Muslim Writers Find Community Onstage|Julianne Chiaet|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By law, the oil companies must “reclaim” the land and return it to how it was.
Indeed, he relied upon the fair Imperia to reclaim the emperor, and with this idea he syringed her well with flattery.Droll Stories, Complete|Honore de Balzac
I have now and then made efforts to reclaim the old Party, but have long considered her incorrigible.Julia Ward Howe|Laura E. Richards
When it is so recognized by the student of vocal expression perhaps we can reclaim this great singer and teacher, Madame Ricardo.Vocal Expression|Katherine Jewell Everts
His eyes cleared at length, and he looked out across the fields that he had helped to reclaim from the waste.The Squire's Daughter|Silas K(itto) Hocking
I will in the following tales show what steps were taken to reclaim the lost child.Welsh Folk-Lore|Elias Owen
Word Origin for reclaim
early 14c., "call back a hawk to the glove," from Old French reclamer "to call upon, invoke; claim; seduce; to call back a hawk" (12c.) and directly from Latin reclamare "cry out against, contradict, protest, appeal," from re- "opposite, against" (see re-) + clamare "cry out" (see claim (v.)).
"Call back a hawk," hence "to make tame" (mid-15c.), "subdue, reduce to obedience, make amenable to control" (late 14c.). In many Middle English uses with no sense of return or reciprocation. Meaning "revoke" (a grant, gift, etc.) is from late 15c. That of "recall (someone) from an erring course to a proper state" is mid-15c. Sense of "get back by effort" might reflect influence of claim. Meaning "bring waste land into useful condition fit for cultivation" first attested 1764, probably on notion of "reduce to obedience." Related: Reclaimed; reclaiming.