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English verb: recover

1. recover (possession) get or find back; recover the use of


SamplesShe regained control of herself.
She found her voice and replied quickly.


Synonymsfind, regain, retrieve


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


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get


Narrower (hyponym)access


Verb groupfind, regain

2. recover (body) get over an illness or shock


SamplesThe patient is recuperating.


Synonymsconvalesce, recuperate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate


Narrower (hyponym)gain vigor, percolate, perk, perk up, pick up, snap back


Verb grouprecuperate


Antonymsdegenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop

3. recover (change) regain a former condition after a financial loss


SamplesWe expect the stocks to recover to $2.90.
The company managed to recuperate.


Synonymsgo back, recuperate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)regress, retrovert, return, revert, turn back


Narrower (hyponym)rally, rebound

4. recover (possession) regain or make up for


SamplesRecuperate one's losses.


Synonymsrecoup, recuperate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)acquire, get


Narrower (hyponym)catch up with, make up

5. recover (possession) reuse (materials from waste products)


Synonymsreclaim


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)recycle, reprocess, reuse


Entailpreserve, save

6. recover (contact) cover anew


SamplesRecover a chair.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover









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