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)
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Origin of recover
synonym study for recover
OTHER WORDS FROM recoverre·cov·er·er, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH recoverre-cover, recover
Definition for recover (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH re-coverre-cover , recover
Example sentences from the Web for recover
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
Chester, who had been lying unconscious up to this time, now recovered sufficiently to take in the situation about him.The Boy Allies On the Firing Line|Clair W. Hayes
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