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 retrieving
There was no sign of Ferrier, and Hogue gave up the idea of retrieving her as well.
Many in the audience nodded in approval, and then Bergdahl talked about the work of retrieving his son.
Retrieving him at least reminds soldiers that we will never abandon them to their fates, right or wrong.We Lost Soldiers in the Hunt for Bergdahl, a Guy Who Walked Off in the Dead of Night|Nathan Bradley Bethea|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The hacker code that pulled and published millions was retrieving numbers at a rate of 1,500 each minute.
She said in documents that he had kicked her out of the home then prevented her at gunpoint from retrieving her young child.
“They did not take much pains about retrieving their game,” said the doctor.The Peril Finders|George Manville Fenn
Miss Dwight went up to the dressing-room with her, and Clavering, retrieving hat and top-coat, waited for her at the front door.Black Oxen|Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
For the mean and the poor there was no means of retrieving their poverty and degradation.Public Lands and Agrarian Laws of the Roman Republic|Andrew Stephenson
"You shouldn't wear such things until it gets cold," she said, after retrieving the cap and handing it to him.The Wolf Hunters|James Oliver Curwood
Dogs that are by nature quick rangers do not take instinctively to retrieving.Dog Breaking|William Nelson Hutchinson
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.