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English verb: reclaim

1. reclaim (possession) claim back


Synonymsrepossess


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get


Narrower (hyponym)distrain, foreclose

2. reclaim (possession) reuse (materials from waste products)


Synonymsrecover


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)recycle, reprocess, reuse


Entailpreserve, save

3. reclaim (change) bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one


SamplesThe Church reformed me.
Reform your conduct.


Synonymsrectify, reform, regenerate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)moralise, moralize


Verb groupreform, see the light, straighten out

4. reclaim (change) make useful again; transform from a useless or uncultivated state


SamplesThe people reclaimed the marshes.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)convert

5. reclaim (change) overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable


SamplesHe tames lions for the circus.
Reclaim falcons.


Synonymsdomesticate, domesticise, domesticize, tame


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)break, break in


Verb groupdomesticate, tame


Domain categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna









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