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recuperate

re·cu·per·ate

recuperate

 
pronunciation:
rih ku p reIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: recuperated, recuperates, recuperating
definition 1: to recover one's health after an illness.
The child's mother read stories to her while she was recuperating from the measles.The doctor was pleased to see that his patient was recuperating well.
synonyms:
mend, recover, revive
similar words:
bounce back, convalesce, heal, pull through, rally
definition 2: to regain financial well-being after a loss.
After a dismal period of four years, the company began to recuperate.
synonyms:
recoup
similar words:
rally, recover
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to restore to health or well-being.
I'm sure a long period of rest will recuperate him.
synonyms:
restore
similar words:
rally, revive
definition 2: to regain.
The company seems to have recuperated its position in the market.
synonyms:
recover, regain, retrieve
similar words:
recoup, redeem
derivations: recuperation (n.), recuperator (n.)
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