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English verb: retrieve

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

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

Synonymsfind, recover, regain

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

Broader (hypernym)acquire, get

Narrower (hyponym)access

Verb groupfind, regain

2. retrieve (contact) go for and bring back

SamplesRetrieve the car from the parking garage.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bring, convey, fetch, get

Verb groupretrieve

3. retrieve (contact) run after, pick up, and bring to the master

SamplesTrain the dog to retrieve.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bring, convey, fetch, get

Verb groupretrieve

4. retrieve (cognition) recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection

SamplesI can't remember saying any such thing.
I can't think what her last name was.
Can you remember her phone number?.
Do you remember that he once loved you?.
Call up memories.

ExamplesThey won't retrieve the story

Synonymscall back, call up, recall, recollect, remember, think

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

Narrower (hyponym)brush up, know, recognise, recognize, refresh, review

Antonymsblank out, draw a blank, forget, block

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