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recover

[ ri-kuhv-er ]
/ rɪˈkʌv ər /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

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Nearby words

recordkeeping, recount, recountal, recoup, recourse, recover, recoverable, recoverable error, recovered memory, recovery, recovery room

Origin of recover

1300–50; Middle English recoveren < Middle French recoverer < Latin recuperāre to regain, recuperate
SYNONYMS FOR recover
1 Recover, reclaim, retrieve are to regain literally or figuratively something or someone. To recover is to obtain again what one has lost possession of: to recover a stolen jewel. To reclaim is to bring back from error or wrongdoing, or from a rude or undeveloped state: to reclaim desert land by irrigation. To retrieve is to bring back or restore, especially something to its former, prosperous state: to retrieve one's fortune.
9 heal, mend, recuperate; rally.
Related formsre·cov·er·er, noun
Can be confusedre-cover recover
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British Dictionary definitions for recover-from

recover

/ (rɪˈkʌvə) /

verb

Derived Formsrecoverable, adjectiverecoverability, nounrecoverer, noun

Word Origin for recover

C14: from Old French recoverer, from Latin recuperāre recuperate
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Word Origin and History for recover-from

recover


v.

c.1300, "to regain consciousness," from Anglo-French rekeverer (13c.), Old French recovrer "come back, return; regain health; procure, get again" (11c.), from Medieval Latin recuperare "to recover" (source of Spanish recobrar, Italian ricoverare; see recuperation). Meaning "to regain health or strength" is from early 14c.; sense of "to get (anything) back" is first attested mid-14c. Related: Recovered; recovering.

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