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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

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Lyndon B. Johnson

We all have life storms, and when we get the rough times and we recover from them, we should celebrate that we got through it. No matter how bad it may seem, there's always something beautiful that you can find.
Mattie Stepanek

If you're feeling blue, lock yourself in a room, stand in front of a mirror, and dance - and laugh at yourself and be sexy. Dance the silliest and ugliest you've ever danced. Make fun of yourself and try to recover your sense of humor.
Salma Hayek

It's been proven by quite a few studies that plants are good for our psychological development. If you green an area, the rate of crime goes down. Torture victims begin to recover when they spend time outside in a garden with flowers. So we need them, in some deep psychological sense, which I don't suppose anybody really understands yet.
Jane Goodall

Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you've got something to share.
Steve Harvey
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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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