Recuperate definition

rĭ-ko͝opə-rāt, -kyo͝o-
To recover from financial loss.
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To return to health or strength; recover.
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To get back, or recover (losses, health, etc.)
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To recuperate is to get better after an illness, to recover after exertion, or to get back something that was lost.

When you have surgery performed and you then have to stay in bed for two weeks and rest, this resting period is an example of a time when you recuperate.

When you go on vacation to rest and relax after working very hard on a project, this is an example of a time when you recuperate.

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(sociology) To co-opt subversive ideas for mainstream use.
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To be restored to health, strength, etc.; get well again; recover.
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To recover losses, etc.
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To return to health or strength; recover.
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To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.
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To recover (a financial loss).
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Origin of recuperate

  • Latin recuperāre recuperāt- re- re- capere to take kap- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin recuperātus, from recuperāre (“to get again, regain, recover, revive, restore, Medieval Latin also intransitive revive, convalesce, recover"), present active infinitive of recuperō.

    From Wiktionary