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Meaning of RECOVER

Pronunciation:  ri'kuvur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating"
  2. [v]  regain a former condition after a financial loss; "We expect the stocks to recover to $2.90"; "The company managed to recuperate"
  3. [v]  cover anew; "recover a chair"
  4. [v]  of materials from waste products
  5. [v]  get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"
  6. [v]  regain or make up for; "recuperate one's losses"

RECOVER is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: convalesce, find, go back, reclaim, recoup, recuperate, recuperate, recuperate, regain, retrieve
 Antonyms: degenerate, deteriorate, drop
 See Also: access, acquire, ameliorate, better, catch up with, cover, gain vigor, get, improve, make up, meliorate, percolate, perk, perk up, pick up, preserve, rally, rebound, recycle, regress, reprocess, retrovert, return, reuse, revert, save, turn back



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*cov"er\ (r?*k?v"?r), v. t. [Pref. re- + cover: cf.
    F. recouvrir.]
    To cover again. --Sir W. Scott.
  2. \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}.]
    1. To get or obtain again; to get renewed possession of; to
       win back; to regain.
             David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried
             away.                                 --1. Sam. xxx.
    2. To make good by reparation; to make up for; to retrieve;
       to repair the loss or injury of; as, to recover lost time.
       ``Loss of catel may recovered be.'' --Chaucer.
             Even good men have many failings and lapses to
             lament and recover.                   --Rogers.
    3. To restore from sickness, faintness, or the like; to bring
       back to life or health; to cure; to heal.
             The wine in my bottle will recover him. --Shak.
    4. To overcome; to get the better of, -- as a state of mind
       or body.
             I do hope to recover my late hurt.    --Cowley.
             When I had recovered a little my first surprise.
                                                   --De Foe.
    5. To rescue; to deliver.
             That they may recover themselves out of the snare of
             the devil, who are taken captive by him. --2. Tim.
                                                   ii. 26.
    6. To gain by motion or effort; to obtain; to reach; to come
       to. [Archaic]
             The forest is not three leagues off; If we recover
             that, we're sure enough.              --Shak.
             Except he could recover one of the Cities of Refuge
             he was to die.                        --Hales.
    7. (Law) To gain as a compensation; to obtain in return for
       injury or debt; as, to recover damages in trespass; to
       recover debt and costs in a suit at law; to obtain title
       to by judgement in a court of law; as, to recover lands in
       ejectment or common recovery; to gain by legal process;
       as, to recover judgement against a defendant.
    {Recover arms} (Mil. Drill), a command whereby the piece is
       brought from the position of ``aim'' to that of ``ready.''
    Syn: To regain; repossess; resume; retrieve; recruit; heal;
  3. \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 poverty; to
       recover from fright.
             Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, whether
             I shall recover of this disease.      --2 Kings i.
    2. To make one's way; to come; to arrive. [Obs.]
             With much ado the Christians recovered to Antioch.
    3. (Law) To obtain a judgement; to succeed in a lawsuit; as,
       the plaintiff has recovered in his suit.
  4. \Re*cov"er\, n.
    Recovery. --Sir T. Malory.