Recover Definition

recovered, recovering, recovers
recovered, recovering, recovers
To get back (something lost or stolen)
Webster's New World
To catch or save oneself from a slip, stumble, self-betrayal, etc.
Webster's New World
To regain (health, consciousness, etc.)
Webster's New World
To compensate for; make up for.
To recover losses.
Webster's New World
To get (oneself) back to a state of control, balance, or composure.
Webster's New World
(military) A position of holding a firearm during exercises, whereby the lock is at shoulder height and the sling facing out.

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

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