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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

I have lived most of my life with the conviction that I don't dream, because I never could retrieve a dream.
Theodore Sturgeon

My wife is beginning to instruct me on means to retrieve dreams, and bit by bit, it does seem to be working.
Theodore Sturgeon

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

Whether it's by helping us search for health-related information, connecting us with doctors through online portals, or enabling us to store and retrieve our medical records online, the Internet is starting to show the promise it has to transform the way people interact with and improve their own health and wellness.
Dean Ornish
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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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