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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.
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Reclaim Translations

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