Retrieve is defined as to find and bring or to bring back or restore, whether physically or mentally.(verb)
The definition of a retrieve is a return of a ball that is difficult to get to in tennis.(noun)
An example of retrieve is a tennis move that Serena Williams is capable of making.
See retrieve in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME retreven < inflected stem of OFr retrouver < re-, again + trouver, to find: see trover
See retrieve in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb re·trieved, re·triev·ing, re·trieves verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English retreven
Origin: , from Old French retrover, retruev-
Origin: : re-, re-
Origin: + trover, to find; see trover.
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