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Definition of Retrieve


  1. To find again; to recover; to regain; to restore from loss or injury; as, to retrieve one's character; to retrieve independence.
  2. To recall; to bring back.
  3. To remedy the evil consequence of, to repair, as a loss or damadge.
  4. To discover and bring in game that has been killed or wounded; as, a dog naturally inclined to retrieve.
  5. A seeking again; a discovery.
  6. The recovery of game once sprung; -- an old sporting term.

Retrieve Quotations

I am my heart's undertaker. Daily I go and retrieve its tattered remains, place them delicately into its little coffin, and bury it in the depths of my memory, only to have to do it all again tomorrow.
Emilie Autumn

What made al Qaeda retrieve the doctrine of militant jihad, and Breivik the ideas of crusade and reconquest, is a sense of siege. So, we should help both Westerners and Muslims get rid of that sense by easing their political tensions and by fostering dialogue between them.
Mustafa Akyol

For me, writing a novel goes on for years, and the solitude goes on, too. It tends to swallow me at times. I know it's a problem when my husband sends the dog in to retrieve me.
Sue Monk Kidd

Although many of his other novels are brilliant there is a power in 'Oliver Twist' that I believe Dickens never managed to retrieve. It is as if he was sent to this earth with the sole purpose of writing this book.
Henning Mankell

I think it's pretty obvious to most people that Napster is not media specific, but I could see a system like Napster evolving into something that allows users to locate and retrieve different types of data other than just MP3s or audio files.
Shawn Fanning
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Retrieve Translations

retrieve in German is wiedergewinnen, wiederauffinden, wiedergewinnen
retrieve in Italian is riavere
retrieve in Spanish is recuperar
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