Recover meaning

rĭ-kŭvər
(law) To gain by legal process.

To recover judgement against a defendant.

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(roofing) To add a new roof membrane or steep-slope covering over an existing one.
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(law) To get or get back by final judgment in a court.

To recover damages.

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(sports) To gain or regain control or possession of (a fumbled, muffed, wild, or free ball, puck, etc.)
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(military) A position of holding a firearm during exercises, whereby the lock is at shoulder height and the sling facing out.
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(intransitive) To regain one's composure, balance etc.

Spinning round, he caught a stone with his ankle, but recovered quickly before turning to face me.

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To discover or be able to follow (a trail or scent) after losing it.
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To bring under observation again.
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(sports) To recover a ball, puck, etc.
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To receive a favorable judgment in a lawsuit.
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To reclaim (land from the sea, useful substances from waste, etc.)
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To regain health, balance, or control.
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To catch or save oneself from a slip, stumble, self-betrayal, etc.
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(law) To succeed in a claim; receive judgment in one's favor.
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To get back the full or an equivalent amount; to obtain through a legal judgment; to be awarded damages.
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To get back, regain (a physical thing lost etc.).
  • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, The Mirror and the Lamp.
    Not unnaturally, “Auntie" took this communication in bad part. Thus outraged, she showed herself to be a bold as well as a furious virago. Next day she found her way to their lodgings and tried to recover her ward by the hair of the head.

After days of inquiries, he finally recovered his lost wallet.

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To return to, resume (a given state of mind or body).

At the top of the hill I asked to stop for a few minutes to recover my strength.

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Shakespeare.

The forest is not three leagues off; / If we recover that, we're sure enough.

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Hales.

Except he could recover one of the Cities of Refuge he was to die.

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(archaic) To restore to good health, consciousness, life etc.
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(archaic) To make good by reparation; to make up for; to retrieve; to repair the loss or injury of.

To recover lost time.

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(archaic) To get better from; to get over.

To the end of his days, he never fully recovered his daughter's death.

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(intransitive) To get better, regain one's health.

I was hurt, but I knew I'd recover, given time.

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(intransitive, law) To obtain a judgement; to succeed in a lawsuit.

The plaintiff has recovered in his suit.

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(law) To gain as compensation or reparation.

To recover damages in trespass; to recover debt and costs in a suit at law.

To recover lands in ejectment or common recovery.

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To cover again.

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To cover again.
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To compensate for; make up for.

To recover losses.

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Recover is defined as to get back, regain or make up for.

An example of recover is to get better after being ill.

An example of recover is to make enough money to make up for prior financial losses: to recover losses.

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To regain a normal or usual condition, as of health.

A patient who recovered from the flu; businesses that recovered quickly from the recession.

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Origin of recover

  • Middle English recoveren from Old French recoverer from Latin recuperāre recuperate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman recoverer and Old French recovrer, from Latin recuperare.

    From Wiktionary

  • re- +"Ž cover.

    From Wiktionary