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retrieve

re·trieve

retrieve

 
pronunciation:
rih triv
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: retrieved, retrieves, retrieving
definition 1: to bring or get back; regain; recover.
Fortunately, I was able to retrieve my wallet from the restaurant where I'd left it.
synonyms:
recover, regain
similar words:
access, get, recapture, reclaim, recoup, recuperate, redeem, retake, take back
definition 2: of hunting dogs, to find and bring (killed or wounded game); fetch.
The pheasant was hit and the dog set off to retrieve it.
synonyms:
fetch
similar words:
bring, find, get
definition 3: to return to an earlier, better state; restore.
It took some time for the company to retrieve its reputation after the forced recall of some of its products.
synonyms:
reclaim, reform, rehabilitate, reinstate, restore
similar words:
recall, remember
definition 4: to bring to mind; recall; remember.
synonyms:
recall, remember
similar words:
recognize
definition 5: in tennis, to return (a difficult shot by one's opponent).
similar words:
get, return
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: of hunting dogs, to bring killed or wounded game to the hunter.
synonyms:
fetch
definition 2: to reel in a fishing line.
similar words:
reel in
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or process of retrieving, as in tennis or fishing.
similar words:
get, return
derivation: retrievable (adj.)