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
Synonyms for recover
Examples from the Web for recoverer
Historical Examples of recoverer
For, for the recoverer of her favourite she had no words, and scarce a look.The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
Every dead painter, poet, or writer of genius, has had his Recoverer.Rembrandt
At Tom's words, the watchers and crewmen who were crowded into the Recoverer's control room stirred restlessly.Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung
Accident, the great discoverer and recoverer of lost goods, at last restored to us these good little children.The Ground-Ash
Mary Russell Mitford
- (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.