- to obtain by judgment in a court of law, or by legal proceedings: to recover damages for a wrong.
- to acquire title to through judicial process: to recover land.
Origin of recover
synonym study for recover
OTHER WORDS FROM recoverre·cov·er·er, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH recoverre-cover, recover
Other definitions for recover (2 of 2)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-coverre-cover , recover
How to use recover in a sentence
We need to recover and grow the idea that the proper answer to bad speech is more and better speech.
Women are more likely to recover sooner from birth and less likely to experience post-partum depression.
This slows the rate of all the above processes and increases the chances that someone can recover quickly enough to wake up.
It took decades for comics to recover and emerge as an adult art form.
She literally had to lie down in between sessions in order to recover her strength.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We shall recover again some or all of the steadfastness and dignity of the old religious life.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
The purchasers found that this claim was not well founded, and sought to recover their money.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
Having paused a few seconds to recover breath, he brushed his hat with his elbow, and declared himself ready.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
The law only gave you the right to proceed against him to recover money damages for the legal injury.
Again, if the agent deposited the money in his own name the true owner could proceed against the bank to recover it.
British Dictionary definitions for recover (1 of 2)
- (tr) to gain (something) by the judgment of a court of lawto recover damages
- (intr) to succeed in a lawsuit