verb (used with object)
Origin of re-cover
verb (used with object)
- 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.
verb (used without object)
Origin of recover
Examples from the Web for recovered
He contracted pneumonia, but he recovered and returned to demonstrating.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In his backpack, which police say he dropped before fleeing, they recovered three hammers in plastic wrapping.The High-Priced Union Rep Charged With Attacking a Cop|Jacob Siegel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The last body finally was recovered from the bowels of the ship in October.The Costa Concordia’s Randy Reckless Captain Takes the Stand|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some urban cores have recovered nicely, but most often the surrounding city areas have continued to see slow or negative growth.
This is a list of seven extraordinary items that were recovered by ordinary individuals just going about their day.7 Historically Significant Artifacts Rescued by Happenstance|The Daily Beast|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The natives of this part of the island became very friendly, as soon as they had recovered from their first suspicions.The Boys of 1812 and Other Naval Heroes|James Russell Soley
I remember I told Giles, when I had recovered myself a little, that he had taken things too much for granted.Uncle Max|Rosa Nouchette Carey
Then the House-boat must be recovered whether Xanthippe comes with it or not.The Pursuit of the House-Boat|John Kendrick Bangs
She knew he, too, suffered, and she waited quietly as he dried his eyes and recovered his choking breath.The Secret of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
See, there she is; she has not recovered yet from her swoon.The Children of the New Forest|Captain Marryat
- (tr) to gain (something) by the judgment of a court of lawto recover damages
- (intr) to succeed in a lawsuit
Word Origin for recover
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.