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Recover meaning

recover - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. Recovery.
  2. 2. To cover again.
  3. 3. To get or obtain again; to get renewed possession of; to win back; to regain.
  4. 4. To make good by reparation; to make up for; to retrieve; to repair the loss or injury of; as, to recover lost time.
  5. 5. To restore from sickness, faintness, or the like; to bring back to life or health; to cure; to heal.
  6. 6. To rescue; to deliver.
  7. 7. To gain by motion or effort; to obtain; to reach; to come to.
  8. 8. To gain as a compensation; to obtain in return for injury or debt; as, to recover damages in trespass; to recover debt and costs in a suit at law; to obtain title to by judgement in a court of law; as, to recover lands in ejectment or common recovery; to gain by legal process; as, to recover judgement against a defendant.
  9. 9. To make one's way; to come; to arrive.
  10. 10. To obtain a judgement; to succeed in a lawsuit; as, the plaintiff has recovered in his suit.
  11. 11. To overcome; to get the better of, - as a state of mind or body.
  12. 12. To regain health after sickness; to grow well; to be restored or cured; hence, to regain a former state or condition after misfortune, alarm, etc.; - often followed by of or from; as, to recover from a state of poverty; to recover from fright.
  13. 13. To regain health; obtain a judgment.
  14. 14. To regain; obtain as compensation; revive.

recover - examples of usage

  1. Lancelot and I had formed a plan with Lieutenant Aylett, by which we deemed that it would be possible, though no more than possible, to recover our two sisters, Mr Kerridge, and Margaret.
  2. The men have all got effects of some kind or another, so that he may easily take them into court and recover what they are due him. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. The doctor did not recover his speech before Fenwick spoke again: " Why should I claim all my property? - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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