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retrieve

[ ri-treev ]
/ r瑟藞triv /
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verb (used with object), re路trieved, re路triev路ing.
verb (used without object), re路trieved, re路triev路ing.
Hunting. to retrieve game.
to retrieve a fishing line.
noun
an act of retrieving; recovery.
the possibility of recovery.
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Origin of retrieve

First recorded in 1375鈥1425; late Middle English retreven, from Middle French retroev-, retreuv-, tonic stem of retrouver 鈥渢o find again,鈥 equivalent to re-re- + trouver 鈥渢o find鈥; see trover

synonym study for retrieve

1. See recover.

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British Dictionary definitions for retrieve

retrieve
/ (r瑟藞tri藧v) /

verb (mainly tr)
noun
the act of retrieving
the chance of being retrieved

Derived forms of retrieve

retrievable, adjectiveretrievability, nounretrievably, adverb

Word Origin for retrieve

C15: from Old French retrover, from re- + trouver to find, perhaps from Vulgar Latin trop膩re (unattested) to compose; see trover, troubadour
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