verb (used with object), re·trieved, re·triev·ing.
verb (used without object), re·trieved, re·triev·ing.
Origin of retrieve
Examples from the Web for retrieve
The cop reholsters his gun, and it seems to have ended with no further bloodshed as he moves to retrieve the knife.
When gunshots burst out, she ran to retrieve her child from school and returned to her house just as a bomb hit next door.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After weeks of training, the first mission set out to retrieve Kent Brantly, an American doctor.The American Ebola Rescue Plan Hinges on One Company. Meet Phoenix.|Abby Haglage|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He put it down his shirt and asked her to retrieve it, saying she was “all talk” and “no play” when she refused.Speed Read: Lena Dunham’s Most Shocking Confessions From ‘Not That Kind of Girl’|Kevin Fallon|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rising to retrieve it, I offer her what meager reassurance I can muster.
It was the best effort they could make to retrieve the day, a weak ending to so magnificent a scheme.Harvard Stories|Waldron Kintzing Post
Or was Mr. Foger merely looking for a new venture whereby to retrieve his lost fortune.
The last was born in the island where his father had sought to retrieve his fortune after the failure of Law's Mississippi scheme.
It was quite likely that she had secreted it somewhere in the grounds of the mansion to retrieve it without risk later on.Anthony Trent, Master Criminal|Wyndham Martyn
But despair could not bring relief, and activity and courage only could retrieve the time that had been lost.The Frontiersmen|Gustave Aimard
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for retrieve
early 15c., retreve, originally in reference to dogs finding lost game, from Middle French retruev-, stem of Old French retreuver (Modern French retrouver) "find again, recover, meet again, recognize," from re- "again" (see re-) + trouver "to find," probably from Vulgar Latin *tropare "to compose" (see trove). Altered 16c. to retrive; modern form is from mid-17c.