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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)


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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