Definition of Retrieve

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

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

2. Verb. Go for and bring back. "Retrieve the car from the parking garage"
Generic synonyms: Bring, Convey, Fetch, Get

3. Verb. Run after, pick up, and bring to the master. "Train the dog to retrieve"
Generic synonyms: Bring, Convey, Fetch, Get
Derivative terms: Retriever

4. Verb. Recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection. "They won't retrieve the story "; "Call up memories"

Definition of Retrieve

1. v. t. To find again; to recover; to regain; to restore from loss or injury; as, to retrieve one's character; to retrieve independence.

2. v. i. To discover and bring in game that has been killed or wounded; as, a dog naturally inclined to retrieve.

3. n. A seeking again; a discovery.

Definition of Retrieve

1. Verb. (transitive) To regain or get back something. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To rescue (a) creature(s) ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To salvage something ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To remedy or rectify something. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To remember or recall something. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To fetch or carry back something. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To fetch and bring in game. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive) To fetch and bring in game systematically. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To fetch or carry back systematically, notably as a game. ¹

10. Verb. (sports) (transitive) To make a difficult but successful return of the ball. ¹

11. Noun. A retrieval ¹

12. Noun. (sports) The return of a difficult ball ¹

13. Noun. (obsolete) A seeking again; a discovery. ¹

14. Noun. (obsolete) The recovery of game once sprung. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retrieve

1. to get back [v -TRIEVED, -TRIEVING, -TRIEVES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retrieve

retributionist
retributionists
retributions
retributive
retributively
retributivism
retributivist
retributivists
retributory
retried
retries
retrievability
retrievable
retrieval
retrievals
retrieve (current term)
retrieved
retrievement
retrievements
retriever
retrievers
retrieves
retrieving
retrig
retrigged
retrigger
retriggered
retriggering
retriggers
retrigging

Literary usage of Retrieve

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1. Thirty-six Voyages to Various Parts of the World, Made Between the Years by George Coggeshall (1858)
"VOYAGE IN THE US BRIG ENTERPRISE, WITH CAPTAIN LAWRENCE KEARNEY, FROM NEW YORK TO OMOA, THENCE TO VERA CRUZ, IN THE SCHOONER retrieve, AND BACK TO NEW YORK, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... much difficulty and took the name of Charles III; the Austrians attempted in the following year to retrieve their loss, but were defeated at Velletri. ..."

3. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1808)
"... great precision and nicety, and accompanied by spirited exhortations to England to retrieve by it» redemption her sullied honour and her violated faith. ..."

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