- Word Explorer, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||recovered, recovering, recovers
||to return to a normal or healthy condition.
It took a few weeks for Jean to recover from her illness.
- similar words:
||recoverable (adj.), recovering (adj.)
The word recover
contains the following part:
that means again; back or back again
More about this word part:
The prefix re-
occurs in verbs that are Latin loanwords, where it can mean "again" (revise
) or "back again" (reflect
). It also attaches to English verbs (replay
, rewind) with both meanings. Any verb can be prefixed by "re-
" to indicate that an action is repeated. No hyphen is necessary unless the word formed is identical to an existing word (re-sign the document, but resign from a job).