recover

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. regain, get back, redeem, retrieve, reclaim, salvage; get well, recuperate. See restoration, improvement.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To obtain again]
Syn. regain, get back, retrieve, recoup, reclaim, redeem, salvage, rescue, find again, recapture, repossess, bring back, win back, reacquire, rediscover, resume, catch up, replevin, replevy, seize; see also obtain 1 .
Ant. lose*, let slip, forfeit.
2. [To improve one's condition]
Syn. gain, increase, better, realize, make up for, reach, grow, collect, forge ahead, pick up, bounce back, produce, make money, make a comeback, become something*, make a name*; see also improve 2 , profit 2 .
Ant. fail*, go bankrupt, give up.
3. [To regain health]
Syn. rally, get better, get well, recuperate, improve, convalesce, mend, heal, get over, come around, come back, come to, be restored, be oneself again, come out of it, get out of danger, get the better of, overcome, perk up, gain, gain strength, revive, be reanimated, get back, get back on one's feet, get back in shape, feel like a New person, sober up, snap out of it, pull through*, get through*, be out of the woods*, return to form*; see also improve 2 .
Ant. die*, fail, relapse.
Syn.- recover implies finding or getting back something that one has lost in any manner [ to recover stolen property, to recover one's self-possession ] ; regain more strongly stresses a deliberate winning back of something that has been lost or taken from one [ to regain confidence, to regain a military objective ] ; retrieve suggests diligent effort in regaining something that is beyond each reach [ he was determined to retrieve his honor ] ; recoup implies recovery of an equivalent in compensation [ I tried to recoup my losses ] ; reclaim implies recovery or restoration to a better or useful state [ to reclaim wasteland ]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
1. get back reclaim, retrieve, win back, retake, recoup, resume.
2. getbetter get well, restore one's health, regain one's strength, convalesce, heal, recuperate, come around, rally, *pull through.
ANT.: 1. lose. 2. take a turn for the worse, relapse, fail
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To get back: recoup, regain, repossess, retrieve. See GET. 2. To extricate from an undesirable state: reclaim, redeem, rescue, salvage. See HELP. 3. To regain one's health: come around (or round), convalesce, gain, improve, mend, perk up, rally, recuperate. See HEALTH.

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  • recover — c.1300, to regain consciousness, from Anglo Fr. rekeverer (late 13c.), O.Fr. recovrer, from L. recuperare to recover (see RECUPERATION (Cf. recuperation)). Meaning to regain health or strength is from early 14c.; sense of to get (anything) back… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • recover — recover,   Synonym für restore …   Universal-Lexikon

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