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recover

re·cov·er

recover

 
 
pronunciation:
rih kuh vr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: recovered, recovering, recovers
definition 1: to get back or regain.
She recovered her lost wallet.It took him months to recover his health after the illness.
synonyms:
regain, retrieve
similar words:
find, recoup, recuperate, redeem, retake, salvage
definition 2: to receive in compensation for loss.
We recovered damages from our insurance company after the fire.
synonyms:
recoup
similar words:
get, obtain, receive
definition 3: to gain back the former condition of (oneself).
He fell as he walked across the stage, but he quickly recovered himself.She fortunately recovered herself after she broke into laughter during the wedding.
similar words:
collect, rally, recuperate, restore, revive
definition 4: to gain (some usable material) from garbage or refuse.
I recovered this great old picture frame that was being thrown out.
synonyms:
reclaim
similar words:
recycle, salvage
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to return to a normal condition or state, esp. of health.
She is slowly recovering from her illness.
synonyms:
mend, revive
antonyms:
sicken, sink, worsen
similar words:
bounce back, convalesce, heal, pull through, rally, rebound, recuperate
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derivations: recoverable (adj.), recovering (adj.)
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