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Definition of Recover


  1. To cover again.
  2. To get or obtain again; to get renewed possession of; to win back; to regain.
  3. To make good by reparation; to make up for; to retrieve; to repair the loss or injury of; as, to recover lost time.
  4. To restore from sickness, faintness, or the like; to bring back to life or health; to cure; to heal.
  5. To overcome; to get the better of, -- as a state of mind or body.
  6. To rescue; to deliver.
  7. To gain by motion or effort; to obtain; to reach; to come to.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. To make one's way; to come; to arrive.
  11. To obtain a judgement; to succeed in a lawsuit; as, the plaintiff has recovered in his suit.
  12. Recovery.

Recover Quotations

There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.
Henry David Thoreau

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
Joseph Campbell

I think it would be interesting if old people got anti-Alzheimer's disease where they slowly began to recover other people's lost memories.
George Carlin

I was 22 when JFK was murdered, and I will never recover from it... Never.
Hunter S. Thompson

The goal of spiritual practice is full recovery, and the only thing you need to recover from is a fractured sense of self.
Marianne Williamson
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Recover Translations

recover in Danish is komme sig
recover in Dutch is beter worden, genezen, helen
recover in French is captons, capter, recouvrent, recouvrer, recouvrons
recover in German is entdecken, wiederherstellen, erhole
recover in Latin is recupero, revoco, executio
recover in Portuguese is recupere
recover in Spanish is reconstituir, recuperar, recobrar, sanar

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