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re·claim

 (rĭ-klām′)
tr.v. re·claimed, re·claim·ing, re·claims
1. To resume possession of; take back: reclaimed our luggage; reclaimed the heavyweight boxing title.
2. Chiefly British To legally request what is due: reclaimed the tax that is owed.
3. To require or deserve again: The movie reclaimed my attention.
4. To bring into or return to a suitable condition for use, as cultivation or habitation: reclaim marshlands; reclaim strip-mined land.
5. To procure (usable substances) from refuse or waste products; recycle.
6. To bring back, as from error, to a right or proper course; reform. See Synonyms at save1.
7. To use or reinterpret (a historically derogatory name or term) in a positive way, as in pride for one's social group.
8. To tame (a falcon, for example).
n.
Restoration to a previous or reformed state: a life beyond reclaim.

[Middle English reclamen, to call back, from Old French reclamer, to entreat, from Latin reclāmāre : re-, re- + clāmāre, to cry out; see kelə- in Indo-European roots.]

re·claim′a·ble adj.
re·claim′ant, re·claim′er n.

reclaim

(rɪˈkleɪm)
vb (tr)
1. to claim back: to reclaim baggage.
2. (Agriculture) to convert (desert, marsh, waste ground, etc) into land suitable for growing crops
3. to recover (useful substances) from waste products
4. to convert (someone) from sin, folly, vice, etc
5. (Falconry) falconry to render (a hawk or falcon) tame
n
the act of reclaiming or state of being reclaimed
[C13: from Old French réclamer, from Latin reclāmāre to cry out, protest, from re- + clāmāre to shout]
reˈclaimable adj
reˈclaimably adv
reˈclaimant, reˈclaimer n

re-claim

or re•claim

(riˈkleɪm)

v.t.
to claim the return or restoration of, as a right or possession.
[1400–50]

re•claim

(rɪˈkleɪm)

v.t.
1. to bring (uncultivated areas or wasteland) into a condition for cultivation or other use.
2. to recover (substances) in a pure or usable form from refuse, discarded articles, etc.
3. to bring back to a more positive or wholesome way of life; rescue or reform.
4. to tame.
n.
6. reclamation: beyond reclaim.
[1250–1300; (v.) Middle English recla(i)men < Old French reclamer (tonic s. reclaim-) < Latin reclāmāre to cry out against]
re•claim′a•ble, adj.

reclaim


Past participle: reclaimed
Gerund: reclaiming

Imperative
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reclaim
Present
I reclaim
you reclaim
he/she/it reclaims
we reclaim
you reclaim
they reclaim
Preterite
I reclaimed
you reclaimed
he/she/it reclaimed
we reclaimed
you reclaimed
they reclaimed
Present Continuous
I am reclaiming
you are reclaiming
he/she/it is reclaiming
we are reclaiming
you are reclaiming
they are reclaiming
Present Perfect
I have reclaimed
you have reclaimed
he/she/it has reclaimed
we have reclaimed
you have reclaimed
they have reclaimed
Past Continuous
I was reclaiming
you were reclaiming
he/she/it was reclaiming
we were reclaiming
you were reclaiming
they were reclaiming
Past Perfect
I had reclaimed
you had reclaimed
he/she/it had reclaimed
we had reclaimed
you had reclaimed
they had reclaimed
Future
I will reclaim
you will reclaim
he/she/it will reclaim
we will reclaim
you will reclaim
they will reclaim
Future Perfect
I will have reclaimed
you will have reclaimed
he/she/it will have reclaimed
we will have reclaimed
you will have reclaimed
they will have reclaimed
Future Continuous
I will be reclaiming
you will be reclaiming
he/she/it will be reclaiming
we will be reclaiming
you will be reclaiming
they will be reclaiming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been reclaiming
you have been reclaiming
he/she/it has been reclaiming
we have been reclaiming
you have been reclaiming
they have been reclaiming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been reclaiming
you will have been reclaiming
he/she/it will have been reclaiming
we will have been reclaiming
you will have been reclaiming
they will have been reclaiming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been reclaiming
you had been reclaiming
he/she/it had been reclaiming
we had been reclaiming
you had been reclaiming
they had been reclaiming
Conditional
I would reclaim
you would reclaim
he/she/it would reclaim
we would reclaim
you would reclaim
they would reclaim
Past Conditional
I would have reclaimed
you would have reclaimed
he/she/it would have reclaimed
we would have reclaimed
you would have reclaimed
they would have reclaimed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.reclaim - claim back
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
distrain - legally take something in place of a debt payment
foreclose - subject to foreclosing procedures; take away the right of mortgagors to redeem their mortgage
2.reclaim - reuse (materials from waste products)
reprocess, reuse, recycle - use again after processing; "We must recycle the cardboard boxes"
3.reclaim - bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one; "The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
see the light, straighten out, reform - change for the better; "The lazy student promised to reform"; "the habitual cheater finally saw the light"
moralise, moralize - improve the morals of
4.reclaim - make useful again; transform from a useless or uncultivated state; "The people reclaimed the marshes"
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
5.reclaim - overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable; "He tames lions for the circus"; "reclaim falcons"
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
break in, break - make submissive, obedient, or useful; "The horse was tough to break"; "I broke in the new intern"
domesticate, tame - make fit for cultivation, domestic life, and service to humans; "The horse was domesticated a long time ago"; "The wolf was tamed and evolved into the house dog"

reclaim

verb
1. retrieve, claim back, get or take back, recover, rescue, regain, reinstate, recoup I've come to reclaim my property.
2. regain, rescue, restore, salvage, recapture, regenerate The Netherlands has been reclaiming farmland from water.
3. rescue, save, reform, salvage, redeem, win back He set out to fight the drug infestation by reclaiming a youth from the local gangs.

reclaim

verb
1. To bring back to a previous normal condition:
2. To extricate from an undesirable state:
Translations
يُصْلِح، يَجْعَلُه صالِحا للإسْتِعْماليُطالِب بِحَق مَفْقود
reklamovatrekultivovatvysušitžádat zpět
få tilbageindvindetørlægge
kunnostaaojentaasaada takaisin
-igényelművelésre alkalmassá teszvisszakövetel
endurheimtagera nÿtanlegan
atsiimtimelioracijamelioruoti
apgūtmeliorētpieprasīt atpakaļ
kultivovaťžiadať späť
geri istemek/almaktarıma uygun hâle getirmek

reclaim

[rɪˈkleɪm]
A. VT
1. [+ throne, title] → reclamar; [+ language, culture] → recuperar; [+ inheritance, rights] → reclamar, reivindicar; [+ baggage] → recoger, reclamar
she reclaimed her British skating title yesterdayayer reclamó su título británico de patinaje
you may be eligible to reclaim income taxpuede que tenga derecho a que le devuelvan parte de lo que ha pagado del impuesto sobre la renta
he intended to reclaim the money as expensestenía pensado cargarlo a la cuenta de la compañía
the town is gradually being reclaimed by the desertel desierto está reclamando poco a poco el terreno a la ciudad
2. (= salvage) [+ land] (gen) → aprovechar; (from sea) → ganar al mar; [+ swamp] → sanear; [+ materials] → recuperar, reciclar
B. N
see baggage

reclaim

[rɪˈkleɪm] vt
[+ land] (from sea, marsh)assécher; (from forest)défricher (= make suitable for building) → viabiliser
to be reclaimed by the sea (= flooded) [land, site] → être englouti(e) par la mer
to be reclaimed by the desert [land, site] → être recouvert(e) par le sable du désert
to reclaim the streets (from crime)rendre les rues plus sûres; (from traffic)rendre les rues aux piétons
(= claim back) [+ money, tax] → demander le remboursement de
(= get back) [+ possessions, birthright, money, tax] → récupérer
(= win back) [+ title, medal, place] → reconquérir

reclaim

vt
landgewinnen; (by irrigation etc) → kultivieren; to reclaim land from the seadem Meer Land abringen
(liter) personabbringen (from von)
(from waste) → wiedergewinnen, regenerieren (from aus)
(= demand or ask back) rights, privileges, taxzurückverlangen; lost item, baggageabholen; a campaign to reclaim the streetseine Kampagne für sichere Straßen
n
past or beyond reclaimrettungslos or für immer verloren
baggage or luggage reclaimGepäckausgabe f

reclaim

[rɪˈkleɪm] vt (baggage, waste materials) → ricuperare; (money) → richiedere, reclamare; (land) → bonificare

reclaim

(riˈkleim) verb
1. to ask for (something one owns which has been lost, stolen etc and found by someone else). A wallet has been found and can be reclaimed at the manager's office.
2. to make (wasteland) fit for use; to get back (land) from under the sea etc by draining etc.
ˌreclaˈmation (reklə-) noun

reclaim

v. reclamar.
References in classic literature ?
Make up your mind to that, or I'll never go," she added resolutely, as he tried to reclaim his load.
Highcamp, she waited with easy indifference for an opportunity to reclaim his attention.
Abandoning everything to the greedy grasp of those around her, the mother darted, with distraction in her mien, to reclaim her child.
No less a portion of such homely witchcraft was requisite to reclaim, as it were, Phoebe's waste, cheerless, and dusky chamber, which had been untenanted so long--except by spiders, and mice, and rats, and ghosts--that it was all overgrown with the desolation which watches to obliterate every trace of man's happier hours.
She laid her head down between her knees, and wept and sobbed,--while the beautiful child, bending over her, looked like the picture of some bright angel stooping to reclaim a sinner.
I had no hope of interfering with success; and sometimes I thought your sister's influence might yet reclaim him.
Pendril have been searching for me again, and that Norah is in the conspiracy this time, to reclaim me in spite of myself.
Micawber's experience any other recommendation, than that she should try to reclaim Mr.
Ay,'' answered Waldemar Fitzurse, ``this gallant is likely to reclaim the castle and manor which Richard assigned to him, and which your Highness's generosity has since given to Front-de-B
The only means used to convince them of error and reclaim them from dissent was force, and force served but to confirm the opposition it was meant to suppress.
If that were at an end, the States which made the cession, on a principle of federal compromise, would be apt when the motive of the grant had ceased, to reclaim the lands as a reversion.
If it were as you pretend it is," said he, "I should be forced, my dear Aramis, to reclaim it myself; for, as you very well know, Bois-Tracy is an intimate friend of mine, and I cannot allow the property of his wife to be sported as a trophy.