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Definition of Reclaim


  1. To claim back; to demand the return of as a right; to attempt to recover possession of.
  2. To call back, as a hawk to the wrist in falconry, by a certain customary call.
  3. To call back from flight or disorderly action; to call to, for the purpose of subduing or quieting.
  4. To reduce from a wild to a tamed state; to bring under discipline; -- said especially of birds trained for the chase, but also of other animals.
  5. Hence: To reduce to a desired state by discipline, labor, cultivation, or the like; to rescue from being wild, desert, waste, submerged, or the like; as, to reclaim wild land, overflowed land, etc.
  6. To call back to rectitude from moral wandering or transgression; to draw back to correct deportment or course of life; to reform.
  7. To correct; to reform; -- said of things.
  8. To exclaim against; to gainsay.
  9. To cry out in opposition or contradiction; to exclaim against anything; to contradict; to take exceptions.
  10. To bring anyone back from evil courses; to reform.
  11. To draw back; to give way.
  12. The act of reclaiming, or the state of being reclaimed; reclamation; recovery.

Reclaim Quotations

The known is finite, the unknown infinite; intellectually we stand on an islet in the midst of an illimitable ocean of inexplicability. Our business in every generation is to reclaim a little more land, to add something to the extent and the solidity of our possessions.
Thomas Huxley

I've lost love. I've tried to reclaim a lost love and didn't know how to do it.
Sam Worthington

Ultimately, we have just one moral duty: to reclaim large areas of peace in ourselves, more and more peace, and to reflect it towards others. And the more peace there is in us, the more peace there will be in our troubled world.
Etty Hillesum

You reclaim your power by loving what you were once taught to hate.
Bryant H. McGill

I want to reclaim who I am.
Elizabeth Edwards
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Reclaim Translations

reclaim in Dutch is ontwoekeren
reclaim in Italian is reclamare
reclaim in Spanish is reivindicar, declamar, reclamar
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