AskDefine | Define recover

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1 get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly" [syn: retrieve, find, regain]
2 get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating" [syn: recuperate, convalesce] [ant: devolve]
3 regain a former condition after a financial loss; "We expect the stocks to recover to $2.90"; "The company managed to recuperate" [syn: go back, recuperate]
4 regain or make up for; "recuperate one's losses" [syn: recoup, recuperate]
5 of materials from waste products [syn: reclaim]
6 cover anew; "recover a chair"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To cover again.
  2. To get better from; to recuperate.
  3. To win (something) back.

Related terms


to get better from; to recuperate
to win back

Extensive Definition

Recovery can refer to:

In transport

recover in German: Recovery

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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