recover

recover
verb
1)

he's recovering from a heart attack

Syn:
recuperate, get better, convalesce, regain one's strength, get stronger, get back on one's feet; be on the mend, be on the road to recovery, pick up, rally, respond to treatment, improve, heal, pull through, bounce back
Ant:
deteriorate
2)

later, shares recovered

Syn:
rally, improve, pick up, make a recovery, rebound, bounce back
3)

the stolen material has been recovered

Syn:
retrieve, regain (possession of), get back, recoup, reclaim, repossess, redeem, recuperate, find (again), track down
Ant:
lose
4)

gold coins recovered from a wreck

Syn:
salvage, save, rescue, retrieve
••
recover, reclaim, recoup, regain, restore, retrieve
If you lose or let go of something and find it either by chance or with effort, you recover it (recover the stolen artwork). Although it is often used interchangeably with recover, regain puts more emphasis on the search or effort involved in getting back something you have been deprived of (regain one's position as chairperson; regain one's eyesight). Recoup refers to the recovery of something similar or equivalent to what has been lost, usually in the form of compensation (he tried to recoup his gambling losses). Reclaim and restore both involve bringing something back to its original condition or to a better or more useful state. Reclaim is usually associated with land (reclaim neglected farmlands), while restore is linked to buildings or objects of art (restore an eighteenth-century house). Retrieve implies that something has slipped beyond reach, and that a concerted effort or search is required to recover it (her desperate efforts to retrieve the family dog from the flooded house).

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  • recover — re‧cov‧er [rɪˈkʌvə ǁ ər] verb 1. [intransitive] to increase or improve after falling in value or getting worse: • Its shares plunged at the start of trading, but recovered to close only slightly down. 2. [transitive] FINANCE to get back money… …   Financial and business terms

  • Recover — Re*cov er (r?*k?v ?r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Recovered} ( ?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Recovering}. ] [OE. recoveren, OF. recovrer, F. recouvrer, from L. recuperare; pref. re re + a word of unknown origin. Cf.{Recuperate}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To get or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recover — re·cov·er /ri kə vər/ vt 1: to get back or get back an equivalent for recover costs through higher prices 2 a: to obtain or get back (as damages, satisfaction for a debt, or property) through a judgment or decree recover damages in a tort action… …   Law dictionary

  • recover — 1 Recover, regain, retrieve, recoup, recruit can mean to get back something that has been let go or lost. Recover, the most comprehensive of these terms, may imply a finding or obtaining something material or immaterial that has been lost… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • recover — [ri kuv′ər] vt. [ME recoveren < OFr recovrer < L recuperare: see RECUPERATE] 1. a) to get back (something lost or stolen) b) to regain (health, consciousness, etc.) 2. to compensate for; make up for [to recover losses] 3 …   English World dictionary

  • Recover — Re*cov er (r?*k?v ?r), v. i. 1. To regain health after sickness; to grow well; to be restored or cured; hence, to regain a former state or condition after misfortune, alarm, etc.; often followed by of or from; as, to recover from a state of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recover — c.1300, to regain consciousness, from Anglo Fr. rekeverer (late 13c.), O.Fr. recovrer, from L. recuperare to recover (see RECUPERATION (Cf. recuperation)). Meaning to regain health or strength is from early 14c.; sense of to get (anything) back… …   Etymology dictionary

  • recover — [v1] find again balance, bring back, catch up, compensate, get back, make good, obtain again, offset, reacquire, recapture, reclaim, recoup, recruit, redeem, rediscover, regain, reoccupy, repair, replevin, replevy, repossess, rescue, restore,… …   New thesaurus

  • Recover — Re*cov er, n. Recovery. Sir T. Malory. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Recover — Re*cov er (r?*k?v ?r), v. t. [Pref. re + cover: cf. F. recouvrir.] To cover again. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • recover — recover,   Synonym für restore …   Universal-Lexikon

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