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Meaning of RETRIEVE

Pronunciation:  ri'treev

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; "I can't remember saying any such thing"; "I can't think what her last name was"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do you remember that he once loved you?"; "call up memories"
  2. [v]  of trained dogs
  3. [v]  get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"

RETRIEVE is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: call back, call up, find, recall, recollect, recover, regain, remember, think
 Antonyms: blank out, block, draw a blank, forget
 See Also: access, acquire, bring, brush up, convey, fetch, get, get, know, recognise, recognize, refresh, review, think back



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*trieve"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Retrieved}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Retrieving}.] [OE. retreven, OF. retrover to find
    again, recover (il retroevee finds again), F. retrouver;
    pref. re- re- + OF. trover to find, F. trouver. See
    1. To find again; to recover; to regain; to restore from loss
       or injury; as, to retrieve one's character; to retrieve
             With late repentance now they would retrieve The
             bodies they forsook, and wish to live. --Dryden
    2. To recall; to bring back.
             To retrieve them from their cold, trivial conceits.
    3. To remedy the evil consequence of, to repair, as a loss or
             Accept my sorrow, and retrieve my fall. --Prior.
             There is much to be done . . . and much to be
             retrieved.                            --Burke.
    Syn: To recover; regain; recruit; repair; restore.
  2. \Re*trieve"\, v. i. (Sport.)
    To discover and bring in game that has been killed or
    wounded; as, a dog naturally inclined to retrieve. --Walsh.
  3. \Re*trieve"\, n.
    1. A seeking again; a discovery. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
    2. The recovery of game once sprung; -- an old sporting term.
       [Obs.] --Nares.
Computing Dictionary

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