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re·trieve

 (rĭ-trēv′)
v. re·trieved, re·triev·ing, re·trieves
v.tr.
1.
a. To get back into one's grasp, possession, or control, especially from a known place or a place of storage: retrieved his coat from the closet.
b. To go to and bring or escort back (someone): retrieved his friend from the bus station.
c. To search for, find, and bring back: divers retrieving artifacts from a shipwreck.
d. To search for, find, and carry back (killed game or a thrown object). Used of dogs.
e. To gain access to (stored information).
2. To recall to mind (a memory, for example); remember.
3.
a. To rescue or save: tried to retrieve him from the degradation of life as a runaway.
b. Sports To make a difficult but successful return of (a ball or shuttlecock, as in tennis or badminton).
4. To restore to a former or desirable condition: did whatever he could to retrieve his honor.
5. To rectify the unfavorable consequences of; remedy: "An attempt was made to retrieve the blunder" (Francis Parkman).
v.intr.
To find and bring back game or a thrown object: a dog trained to retrieve.
n.
1. The act of retrieving; retrieval.
2. Sports A difficult but successful return of a ball or shuttlecock.

[Middle English retreven, from Old French retrover, retruev- : re-, re- + trover, to find; see trover.]

re·triev′a·bil′i·ty n.
re·triev′a·ble adj.

retrieve

(rɪˈtriːv)
vb (mainly tr)
1. to get or fetch back again; recover: he retrieved his papers from various people's drawers.
2. to bring back to a more satisfactory state; revive
3. to extricate from trouble or danger; rescue or save
4. (Computer Science) to recover or make newly available (stored information) from a computer system
5. (Hunting) (also intr) (of a dog) to find and fetch (shot game)
6. (Tennis) tennis squash badminton to return successfully (a shot difficult to reach)
7. (Squash & Fives) tennis squash badminton to return successfully (a shot difficult to reach)
8. (Badminton) tennis squash badminton to return successfully (a shot difficult to reach)
9. to recall; remember
n
10. the act of retrieving
11. the chance of being retrieved
[C15: from Old French retrover, from re- + trouver to find, perhaps from Vulgar Latin tropāre (unattested) to compose; see trover, troubadour]
reˈtrievable adj
reˌtrievaˈbility n
reˈtrievably adv

re•trieve

(rɪˈtriv)

v. -trieved, -triev•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to recover or regain.
2. to bring back to a former and better state; restore.
3. to make amends for; make good; repair: to retrieve an error.
4. to recall to mind.
5. (of hunting dogs) to fetch (killed or wounded game).
6. to rescue; save.
7. (in tennis, handball, etc.) to make an in-bounds return of (a difficult shot).
8. to locate and read (data) from computer storage, as for display on a monitor.
v.i.
9. to retrieve game.
n.
10. an act of retrieving; recovery.
11. the possibility of recovery.
[1375–1425; late Middle English retreven < Middle French retroev-, retreuv-, tonic s. of retrouver to find again =re- re- + trouver to find; see trover]
re•triev′a•ble, adj.
re•triev`a•bil′i•ty, n.

retrieve


Past participle: retrieved
Gerund: retrieving

Imperative
retrieve
retrieve
Present
I retrieve
you retrieve
he/she/it retrieves
we retrieve
you retrieve
they retrieve
Preterite
I retrieved
you retrieved
he/she/it retrieved
we retrieved
you retrieved
they retrieved
Present Continuous
I am retrieving
you are retrieving
he/she/it is retrieving
we are retrieving
you are retrieving
they are retrieving
Present Perfect
I have retrieved
you have retrieved
he/she/it has retrieved
we have retrieved
you have retrieved
they have retrieved
Past Continuous
I was retrieving
you were retrieving
he/she/it was retrieving
we were retrieving
you were retrieving
they were retrieving
Past Perfect
I had retrieved
you had retrieved
he/she/it had retrieved
we had retrieved
you had retrieved
they had retrieved
Future
I will retrieve
you will retrieve
he/she/it will retrieve
we will retrieve
you will retrieve
they will retrieve
Future Perfect
I will have retrieved
you will have retrieved
he/she/it will have retrieved
we will have retrieved
you will have retrieved
they will have retrieved
Future Continuous
I will be retrieving
you will be retrieving
he/she/it will be retrieving
we will be retrieving
you will be retrieving
they will be retrieving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been retrieving
you have been retrieving
he/she/it has been retrieving
we have been retrieving
you have been retrieving
they have been retrieving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been retrieving
you will have been retrieving
he/she/it will have been retrieving
we will have been retrieving
you will have been retrieving
they will have been retrieving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been retrieving
you had been retrieving
he/she/it had been retrieving
we had been retrieving
you had been retrieving
they had been retrieving
Conditional
I would retrieve
you would retrieve
he/she/it would retrieve
we would retrieve
you would retrieve
they would retrieve
Past Conditional
I would have retrieved
you would have retrieved
he/she/it would have retrieved
we would have retrieved
you would have retrieved
they would have retrieved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.retrieve - 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.retrieve - go for and bring back; "retrieve the car from the parking garage"
fetch, bring, get, convey - go or come after and bring or take back; "Get me those books over there, please"; "Could you bring the wine?"; "The dog fetched the hat"
retrieve - run after, pick up, and bring to the master; "train the dog to retrieve"
3.retrieve - run after, pick up, and bring to the master; "train the dog to retrieve"
fetch, bring, get, convey - go or come after and bring or take back; "Get me those books over there, please"; "Could you bring the wine?"; "The dog fetched the hat"
retrieve - go for and bring back; "retrieve the car from the parking garage"
4.retrieve - recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; "I can't remember saying any such thing"; "I can't think what her last name was"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do you remember that he once loved you?"; "call up memories"
know - perceive as familiar; "I know this voice!"
recognize, recognise - perceive to be the same
brush up, refresh, review - refresh one's memory; "I reviewed the material before the test"

retrieve

verb
1. get back, regain, repossess, fetch back, recall, recover, restore, recapture He retrieved his jacket from the seat.
2. redeem, save, rescue, repair, salvage, win back, recoup He could retrieve the situation.

retrieve

verb
To get back:
Translations
يَسْتَرِد، يَسْتَعيديَسْتَرِدُّ شَيْئا مَفْقودا
aportovatzískat zpět
få tilbagegenoprettehente
muistaanoutaapelastaa
apportírozvisszaszerez
endurheimtafinna og sækja
medžioklinis šuorasti ir atnešti
atgūtatrast un atnest
aportovaťopäť získať
bulup getirmektekrar ele geçirmek

retrieve

[rɪˈtriːv] VT
1. (= get back) [+ object] → recuperar, recobrar (Hunting) → cobrar
to retrieve sth from the waterrescatar algo del agua
she retrieved her handkerchiefrecogió su pañuelo, volvió a tomar su pañuelo
2. (= put right) [+ error etc] → reparar, subsanar; [+ fortunes] → reparar
3. (fig) (= rescue) [+ situation] → salvar
we shall retrieve nothing from this disasterno salvaremos nada de esta catástrofe
4. (Comput, Psych) [+ information] → recuperar

retrieve

[rɪˈtriːv] vt
[+ object] → récupérer
[+ situation, honour] → sauver
[+ error, loss] → réparer
(COMPUTING) [+ information, data, file] → extraire

retrieve

vt
(= recover)zurück-/hervor-/heraus-/herunterholen; (= rescue)retten; (from wreckage etc) → bergen; material from wastezurückgewinnen; (Comput) information, dataabrufen; (after a crash) → wiederherstellen; honour, position, money, investmentwiedererlangen; losswiedergutmachen; to retrieve something from oblivionetw der Vergessenheit entreißen
(= set to rights) errorwiedergutmachen; situationretten
(dog) → apportieren
vi (dog)apportieren

retrieve

[rɪˈtriːv] vt
a. (get back, YYY, object, money) → ricuperare; (honour, position) → riconquistare; (set to rights, error, loss, situation) → rimediare a
b. (Comput) → richiamare

retrieve

(rəˈtriːv) verb
1. to get back (something which was lost etc). My hat blew away, but I managed to retrieve it; Our team retrieved its lead in the second half.
2. (of usually trained dogs) to search for and bring back (birds or animals that have been shot by a hunter).
reˈtrieval noun
reˈtriever noun
a breed of dog trained to find and bring back birds and animals that have been shot.
References in classic literature ?
Will Judge Pyncheon, above all, make due apologies to that company of honorable friends, and satisfy them that his absence from the festive board was unavoidable, and so fully retrieve himself in their good opinion that he shall yet be Governor of Massachusetts?
Then somebody had given him a tip on a horse race, and he had tried to retrieve his fortune with another person's money, and had to run away, and all the rest had come from that.
Masterless, penniless, and with my only means of livelihood, fighting, gone, I determined to work my way to the southwest and attempt to retrieve my fallen fortunes in a search for gold.
Another favorite project was to establish a trading post on the lower part of the Columbia River, near the Multnomah valley, and to endeavor to retrieve for his country some of the lost trade of Astoria.
necessity is the mother of invention, and when you think all is lost, something will be discovered which will retrieve everything.
Her relatives considered that the penury of her table discredited the Mingott name, which had always been associated with good living; but people continued to come to her in spite of the "made dishes" and flat champagne, and in reply to the remonstrances of her son Lovell (who tried to retrieve the family credit by having the best chef in New York) she used to say laughingly: "What's the use of two good cooks in one family, now that I've married the girls and can't eat sauces?
I have no doubt that his desire to retrieve what he had lost was rendered the more intense by his grief for his young wife, and became like the madness of a gamester.
Time was when I wouldn't have let you go there without me to retrieve a lost umbrella - let alone a lost cause
But tears, at least, she could control, and would this instant, and then, turning, she would face Katharine, and retrieve what could be retrieved of the collapse of her courage.
It was in a state of mind superinduced by these conditions that La led forth her jabbering company to retrieve the sacred emblem of her high office and wreak vengeance upon the author of her wrongs.
It chances that on the morrow ye may have opportunity to retrieve thy blunder.
Then it was Jerry's duty cautiously to retrieve the arrow had it missed the mark.