Variant of recover
- to get back (something lost or stolen)
- to regain (health, consciousness, etc.)
- to compensate for; make up for: to recover losses
- to get (oneself) back to a state of control, balance, or composure
- to catch or save (oneself) from a slip, stumble, betrayal of feeling, etc.
- to reclaim (land from the sea, useful substances from waste, etc.)
- Law to get or get back by final judgment in a court: to recover damages
- Sports to gain or regain control or possession of (a fumbled, muffed, wild, or free ball, puck, etc.)
Origin: ME recoveren < OFr recovrer < L recuperare: see recuperate
- to regain health, balance, or control
- to catch or save oneself from a slip, stumble, self-betrayal, etc.
- Law to succeed in a claim; receive judgment in one's favor
- Sports to recover a ball, puck, etc.
- recoverable adjective
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