Definitions for: Recover


[v] get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating"
[v] regain a former condition after a financial loss; "We expect the stocks to recover to $2.90"; "The company managed to recuperate"
[v] cover anew; "recover a chair"
[v] of materials from waste products
[v] get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"
[v] regain or make up for; "recuperate one's losses"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*cov"er (r?*k?v"?r), v. t. [Pref. re- + cover: cf.
F. recouvrir.]
To cover again. --Sir W. Scott.


Re*cov"er (r?*k?v"?r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recovered
(-?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Recovering. ] [OE. recoveren, OF.
recovrer, F. recouvrer, from L. recuperare; pref. re- re + a
word of unknown origin. Cf.Recuperate.]
1. To get or obtain again; to get renewed possession of; to
win back; to regain.

David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried
away. --1. Sam. xxx.
18.

2. To make good by reparation; to make up for; to retrieve;
to repair the loss or injury of; as, to recover lost time.
``Loss of catel may recovered be.'' --Chaucer.

Even good men have many failings and lapses to
lament and recover. --Rogers.

3. To restore from sickness, faintness, or the like; to bring
back to life or health; to cure; to heal.

The wine in my bottle will recover him. --Shak.

4. To overcome; to get the better of, -- as a state of mind
or body.

I do hope to recover my late hurt. --Cowley.

When I had recovered a little my first surprise.
--De Foe.

5. To rescue; to deliver.

That they may recover themselves out of the snare of
the devil, who are taken captive by him. --2. Tim.
ii. 26.

6. To gain by motion or effort; to obtain; to reach; to come
to. [Archaic]

The forest is not three leagues off; If we recover
that, we're sure enough. --Shak.

Except he could recover one of the Cities of Refuge
he was to die. --Hales.

7. (Law) 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.

Recover arms (Mil. Drill), a command whereby the piece is
brought from the position of ``aim'' to that of ``ready.''

Syn: To regain; repossess; resume; retrieve; recruit; heal;
cure.


Re*cov"er (r?*k?v"?r), v. i.
1. 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.

Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, whether
I shall recover of this disease. --2 Kings i.
2.

2. To make one's way; to come; to arrive. [Obs.]

With much ado the Christians recovered to Antioch.
--Fuller.

3. (Law) To obtain a judgement; to succeed in a lawsuit; as,
the plaintiff has recovered in his suit.


Re*cov"er, n.
Recovery. --Sir T. Malory.

Synonyms: convalesce, find, go back, reclaim, recoup, recuperate, recuperate, recuperate, regain, retrieve

Antonyms: degenerate, deteriorate, drop

See Also: access, acquire, ameliorate, better, catch up with, cover, gain vigor, get, improve, make up, meliorate, percolate, perk, perk up, pick up, preserve, rally, rebound, recycle, regress, reprocess, retrovert, return, reuse, revert, save, turn back

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