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re·cov·er

 (rĭ-kŭv′ər)
v. re·cov·ered, re·cov·er·ing, re·cov·ers
v.tr.
1.
a. To get back (something lost or taken away), especially by making an effort: recovered his keys near the water cooler; recovered the ball in the end zone.
b. To search for, find, and bring back: divers recovered the body; researchers recovering fossils.
c. To get back control or possession of (land) by military conquest or legal action.
2.
a. To have (the use, possession, or control of something) restored: recovered the use of his fingers.
b. To regain the use of (a faculty) or be restored to (a normal or usual condition): recovered his wits after hearing the news; recovered his health after treatment.
c. To cause to be restored to a normal or usual condition: After two weeks on the medicine, he was fully recovered.
3. To discover or be able to follow (a trail or scent) after losing it.
4.
a. To procure (usable substances, such as metal) from unusable substances, such as ore or waste.
b. To bring (land) into or return to a suitable condition for use; reclaim.
5. To bring under observation again: "watching the comet since it was first recovered—first spotted since its 1910 visit" (Christian Science Monitor).
v.intr.
1. To regain a normal or usual condition, as of health: a patient who recovered from the flu; businesses that recovered quickly from the recession.
2. To receive a favorable judgment in a lawsuit.

[Middle English recoveren, from Old French recoverer, from Latin recuperāre; see recuperate.]

re·cov′er·a·ble adj.
re·cov′er·er n.

recover

(rɪˈkʌvə)
vb
1. (tr) to find again or obtain the return of (something lost)
2. to regain (loss of money, position, time, etc); recoup
3. (of a person) to regain (health, spirits, composure, etc), as after illness, a setback, or a shock, etc
4. to regain (a former and usually better condition): industry recovered after the war.
5. (Law) law
a. (tr) to gain (something) by the judgment of a court of law: to recover damages.
b. (intr) to succeed in a lawsuit
6. (tr) to obtain (useful substances) from waste
7. (General Sporting Terms) (intr) (in fencing, swimming, rowing, etc) to make a recovery
[C14: from Old French recoverer, from Latin recuperāre recuperate]
reˈcoverable adj
reˌcoveraˈbility n
reˈcoverer n

re-cov•er

(riˈkʌv ər)

v.t.
to cover again.

re•cov•er

(rɪˈkʌv ər)

v.t.
1. to get back or regain (something lost or taken away).
2. to make up for or make good (loss, damage, etc.) to oneself.
3. to regain the strength, composure, balance, or the like, of (oneself).
4.
a. to obtain by judgment in a court of law.
b. to acquire title to through judicial process.
5. to reclaim from a bad state, practice, etc.
6. to regain (a substance) in usable form; reclaim.
v.i.
7. to regain one's health, strength, composure, balance, etc., after illness, trouble, disturbance, or the like (sometimes fol. by from): to recover from the flu.
8. to regain a former and better state or condition.
9. to obtain a favorable judgment in a suit for something.
10. to make a recovery, as in a sport or game.
[1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French recoverer, Old French recovrer < Latin recuperāre to regain, recuperate]
re•cov′er•a•ble, adj.
re•cov′er•er, n.

recover

If you recover, you become well again after an illness or injury.

It was several weeks before he fully recovered.

Recover is a fairly formal word. In conversation and in less formal writing, you usually say that someone gets better.

He soon got better after a few days in bed.
See better

You can say that someone recovers from an illness.

How long do people take to recover from an infection of this kind?

Be Careful!
Don't say that someone gets better from an illness.

recover


Past participle: recovered
Gerund: recovering

Imperative
recover
recover
Present
I recover
you recover
he/she/it recovers
we recover
you recover
they recover
Preterite
I recovered
you recovered
he/she/it recovered
we recovered
you recovered
they recovered
Present Continuous
I am recovering
you are recovering
he/she/it is recovering
we are recovering
you are recovering
they are recovering
Present Perfect
I have recovered
you have recovered
he/she/it has recovered
we have recovered
you have recovered
they have recovered
Past Continuous
I was recovering
you were recovering
he/she/it was recovering
we were recovering
you were recovering
they were recovering
Past Perfect
I had recovered
you had recovered
he/she/it had recovered
we had recovered
you had recovered
they had recovered
Future
I will recover
you will recover
he/she/it will recover
we will recover
you will recover
they will recover
Future Perfect
I will have recovered
you will have recovered
he/she/it will have recovered
we will have recovered
you will have recovered
they will have recovered
Future Continuous
I will be recovering
you will be recovering
he/she/it will be recovering
we will be recovering
you will be recovering
they will be recovering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been recovering
you have been recovering
he/she/it has been recovering
we have been recovering
you have been recovering
they have been recovering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been recovering
you will have been recovering
he/she/it will have been recovering
we will have been recovering
you will have been recovering
they will have been recovering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been recovering
you had been recovering
he/she/it had been recovering
we had been recovering
you had been recovering
they had been recovering
Conditional
I would recover
you would recover
he/she/it would recover
we would recover
you would recover
they would recover
Past Conditional
I would have recovered
you would have recovered
he/she/it would have recovered
we would have recovered
you would have recovered
they would have recovered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.recover - get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"
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"
access - obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer
regain, find - come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!"
2.recover - get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating"
gain vigor, perk, perk up, percolate, pick up - gain or regain energy; "I picked up after a nap"
snap back - recover quickly; "After the surgery, the patient snapped back in a few days"
recuperate - restore to good health or strength
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, better - get better; "The weather improved toward evening"
3.recover - regain a former condition after a financial loss; "We expect the stocks to recover to $2.90"; "The company managed to recuperate"
retrovert, revert, turn back, regress, return - go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules"
rebound, rally - return to a former condition; "The jilted lover soon rallied and found new friends"; "The stock market rallied"
4.recover - regain or make up for; "recuperate one's losses"
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"
catch up with, make up - make up work that was missed due to absence at a later point; "I have to make up a French exam"; "Can I catch up with the material or is it too late?"
5.recover - reuse (materials from waste products)
reprocess, reuse, recycle - use again after processing; "We must recycle the cardboard boxes"
6.recover - cover anew; "recover a chair"
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"

recover

verb
1. get better, improve, get well, recuperate, pick up, heal, revive, come round, bounce back, mend, turn the corner, pull through, convalesce, be on the mend, take a turn for the better, get back on your feet, feel yourself again, regain your health or strength He is recovering after sustaining a knee injury.
get better weaken, deteriorate, worsen, relapse, go downhill, take a turn for the worse
2. rally, improve, pick up, bounce back, make a recovery The stockmarket index fell by 80% before it began to recover.
3. save, rescue, retrieve, salvage, reclaim Rescue teams recovered a few more survivors from the rubble.
save abandon
4. recoup, restore, repair, get back, regain, make good, retrieve, reclaim, redeem, recapture, win back, take back, repossess, retake, find again Legal action is being taken to try and recover the money.
recoup lose, forfeit

recover

verb
1. To get back:
2. To extricate from an undesirable state:
3. To regain one's health:
Translations
يَسْتَعيدُ توازُنَه، يُسَيْطِريَسْتَعيد، يَسْتَرِديَشْفىيَشْفى، يَسْتَرِدُّ عافِيَتَه
uzdravit sevzpamatovat sezískat zpětzotavit se
få tilbagefindegenvindekomme (sig)komme sig
toipua
oporaviti se
visszanyer
ná afturná sérná sér á strik
回復する
회복하다
atgauti pusiausvyrą
atgūtatgūtiesatjēgtiesatveseļoties
získať späť
okrevatiopomoči siponovno najti
tillfriskna
หายจาก
hồi phục

recover

[rɪˈkʌvəʳ]
A. VT
1. (= regain) [+ faculty] → recuperar, recobrar (frm)
he fought to recover his balanceluchó por recuperar or (frm) recobrar el equilibrio
to recover consciousnessrecobrar el conocimiento
recovering himself with a masterly effort he resumed his narrativereponiéndose or sobreponiéndose con un esfuerzo sobrehumano, terminó su narración
see also composure
2. (= retrieve) [+ bodies, wreck] → rescatar; [+ debt] → cobrar; [+ stolen property, costs, losses, investment] → recuperar (Jur) [+ money] → recuperar; [+ property] → reivindicar, recuperar (Comput) [+ data] → recobrar, recuperar
to recover damages from sbser indemnizado por daños y perjuicios por algn
3. (= reclaim) [+ materials] → recuperar
B. VI
1. (after accident, illness) → reponerse, recuperarse, restablecerse (from de) (after shock, blow) → sobreponerse, reponerse (from de) he recovered from being 4-2 down to reach the semi-finalsse recuperó tras ir perdiendo 4-2 y llegó a las semifinales
2. (Fin) [currency] → recuperarse, restablecerse; [shares, stock market] → volver a subir; [economy] → reactivarse

recover

[rɪˈkʌvər]
vt
(= recoup) [+ costs, money invested, money lent] → récupérer
(= retrieve) [+ stolen goods, lost property] → récupérer; [+ land, territory] → regagner
[+ bodies] → retrouver
[+ waste materials] (for recycling)récupérer
(= regain) [+ composure, balance] → retrouver; [+ health, sight, hearing] → retrouver; [+ lead, position] → reprendre
to recover one's breath → reprendre son souffle
to recover consciousness → reprendre connaissance
vi
(from illness, injury)se rétablir
to recover from sth [+ illness, injury] → se remettre de qch
He's recovering from a knee injury → Il se remet d'une blessure au genou.
(from shock, unpleasant experience)se remettre
to recover from sth [+ shock, unpleasant experience] → se remettre de qch
They took a long time to recover from this shock → Il leur a fallu longtemps pour se remettre de ce choc.
[country, economy, market, currency] → se redresser

recover

vt sth lostwiederfinden; one’s appetite, balance alsowiedergewinnen; sth lentzurückbekommen; healthwiedererlangen; goods, property, lost territoryzurückgewinnen, zurückbekommen; (police) stolen/missing goodssicherstellen; body, space capsule, wreckbergen; (Ind etc) materialsgewinnen; debteintreiben, beitreiben; (Jur) damagesErsatz erhalten für; losseswiedergutmachen; expensesdecken, wieder einholen; (Comput) filewiederherstellen; to recover dataDaten wiederherstellen; to recover one’s breath/strengthwieder zu Atem/Kräften kommen; to recover consciousnesswieder zu Bewusstsein kommen or gelangen, das Bewusstsein wiedererlangen (geh); to recover one’s sightwieder sehen können; to recover land from the seadem Meer Land abringen; to recover lost ground (fig)aufholen; to recover oneself or one’s composureseine Fassung wiedererlangen; to be quite recoveredsich ganz erholt haben
vi
(after shock, accident etc, St Ex, Fin) → sich erholen; (from illness also) → genesen (geh); (from falling) → sich fangen; (regain consciousness) → wieder zu sich kommen
(Jur) → (den Prozess) gewinnen

recover

[rɪˈkʌvəʳ]
1. vt (belongings, goods, wreck, lost time) → ricuperare; (reclaim, money) → ottenere il rimborso di (Law) (damages) → ottenere il risarcimento di; (balance, appetite, health) → ritrovare, ricuperare
to recover one's senses → riprendere i sensi (fig) → ritornare in sé
2. vi (all senses) → riprendersi; (from illness) → ristabilirsi

recover

(rəˈkavə) verb
1. to become well again; to return to good health etc. He is recovering from a serious illness; The country is recovering from an economic crisis.
2. to get back. The police have recovered the stolen jewels; He will recover the cost of the repairs through the insurance.
3. to get control of (one's actions, emotions etc) again. The actor almost fell over but quickly recovered (his balance).
reˈcovery noun
(an) act or process of recovering. The patient made a remarkable recovery after his illness; the recovery of stolen property.

recover

يَشْفى uzdravit se komme (sig) erholen (sich) συνέρχομαι recuperar toipua se remettre oporaviti se guarire 回復する 회복하다 herstellen friskne til odzyskać recuperar, recuperar-se возвращать tillfriskna หายจาก iyileşmek hồi phục 恢复

recover

v. recobrar, recuperar, restablecer; restablecerse, recobrarse, reponerse.

recover

vt, vi recuperarse; How long will it take for him to recover?..¿Cuánto tardará en recuperarse?
References in classic literature ?
Laurie leisurely departed to recover the lost property, and Jo bundled up her braids, hoping no one would pass by till she was tidy again.
If they were moved during the day he was speechless with anger and did not recover his equilibrium for a week.
You won't recover yourself while you are playing about with this handsome Norwegian.
A desperate and fruitless struggle to recover the branch succeeded, and then the savage was seen for a fleeting instant, grasping wildly at the empty air.
We got a billiard-table over from Stockton," half bashfully interrupted Dick Mattingly, struggling from his end of the trunk to recover his composure, "and it had to be brought over in sections on the back of a mule, so I don't see why--" He stopped short again in confusion, at a sign from his brother, and then added, "I mean, of course, that a piano is a heap more delicate, and valuable, and all that sort of thing, but it's worth trying for.
The expression of his countenance--while, notwithstanding it had the light of reason in it --seemed to waver, and glimmer, and nearly to die away, and feebly to recover itself again.
The gloves had been dropped there, and I turned in to recover them.
And here, his mad mind would run on in a breathless race; till a weariness and faintness of pondering came over him; and in the open air of the deck he would seek to recover his strength.
case, wherein a gentleman, after in vain trying to bridle his wife's viciousness, had at last abandoned her upon the seas of life; but in the course of years, repenting of that step, he instituted an action to recover possession of her.
A priest pronounced the words, "They shall lay their hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
It is as I told you in my other letter: both my poor sister and her husband, when they found they could not recover, expressed the wish that you should have their little Catherine - as knowing that you would presently be retired from the army - rather than that she should remain with me, who am broken in health, or go to your mother in California, whose health is also frail.
After having been on his feet twenty-four hours, in the exhausting work of mountain-climbing, Sir George began the reascent at the head of the relief party of six guides, to recover the corpse of his brother.