Definition of Recover

1. Verb. Get or find back; recover the use of. "She found her voice and replied quickly"

Exact synonyms: Find, Regain, Retrieve
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Specialized synonyms: Access
Related verbs: Find, Regain
Derivative terms: Recoverer, Recovery, Regaining, Retrieval

2. Verb. Get over an illness or shock. "The patient is recuperating"
Exact synonyms: Convalesce, Recuperate
Specialized synonyms: Gain Vigor, Percolate, Perk, Perk Up, Pick Up, Snap Back
Related verbs: Recuperate
Generic synonyms: Ameliorate, Better, Improve, Meliorate
Derivative terms: Convalescence, Convalescent, Convalescent, Recovery, Recuperation, Recuperative
Antonyms: Deteriorate

3. Verb. Regain a former condition after a financial loss. "The company managed to recuperate"
Exact synonyms: Go Back, Recuperate
Generic synonyms: Regress, Retrovert, Return, Revert, Turn Back
Specialized synonyms: Rally, Rebound
Derivative terms: Recovery

4. Verb. Regain or make up for. "Recuperate one's losses"
Exact synonyms: Recoup, Recuperate
Generic synonyms: Acquire, Get
Specialized synonyms: Catch Up With, Make Up

5. Verb. Reuse (materials from waste products).
Exact synonyms: Reclaim
Generic synonyms: Recycle, Reprocess, Reuse
Entails: Preserve, Save
Derivative terms: Reclamation

6. Verb. Cover anew. "Recover a chair"
Generic synonyms: Cover

Definition of Recover

1. v. t. To cover again.

2. v. t. To get or obtain again; to get renewed possession of; to win back; to regain.

3. v. i. To regain health after sickness; to grow well; to be restored or cured; hence, to regain a former state or condition after misfortune, alarm, etc.; -- often followed by of or from; as, to recover from a state of poverty; to recover from fright.

4. n. Recovery.

Definition of Recover

1. Verb. (transitive) To get back, regain (a physical thing lost etc.). ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To return to, resume (a given state of mind or body). ¹

3. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To reach (a place), arrive at. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive archaic) To restore to good health, consciousness, life etc. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive archaic) To get better from; to get over. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To get better, regain one's health. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) To regain one's composure, balance etc. ¹

8. Noun. (obsolete) Recovery. (defdate 14th-17th c.) ¹

9. Noun. (military) A position of holding a firearm during exercises, whereby the lock is at shoulder height and the sling facing out. ¹

10. Verb. To cover again. ¹

11. Verb. (context: roofing) To add a new roof membrane or steep-slope covering over an existing one. ¹

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Definition of Recover

1. to obtain again after losing [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Recover

1. 1. To regain health after sickness; to grow well; to be restored or cured; hence, to regain a former state or condition after misfortune, alarm, etc.; often followed by of or from; as, to recover from a state of poverty; to recover from fright. "Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover of this disease." (2 Kings i. 2) 2. To make one's way; to come; to arrive. "With much ado the Christians recovered to Antioch." (Fuller) 3. To obtain a judgement; to succeed in a lawsuit; as, the plaintiff has recovered in his suit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Recover

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Railroads by Horace Gay Wood (1885)
"of an innocent holder, freed from the equities existing between the original parties ;1 and he may recover the full amount of the bond, although lie paid ..."

2. Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure by William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash (1903)
"6658 (without impairing his right to recover against the drawer) ; Neg. Instr. L. 8 78. But where all the indorsements have been averred in the pleading ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1899)
"The writer believes that a very small percentage of epileptics actually do recover, but that a new onset of the disease is a fate hanging immediately over ..."

4. Trial Evidence: The Rules of Evidence Applicable on the Trial of Civil by Austin Abbott, James MacGregor Smith, John Kenneth Byard (1918)
"Plaintiff can only recover on the strength of his own title.i4 i4 Graham r. Lunsford, 149 Ind. 83, 48 NE Rep. 627; Helm v. Johnson, 40 Wash. 420, 82 Pac. ..."

5. Law of Real Property: Being a Complete Compendium of Real Estate Law by Emerson Etheridge Ballard, Tilghman Ethan Ballard, Arthur Walker Blakemore (1902)
"A vendee of property injured by a nuisance cannot recover damages occasioned ... A vendee cannot sue to recover damages for the wrongful appropriation of a ..."

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