Reclaim - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈkleɪm|  American pronunciation of the word reclaim
Brit.  |rɪˈkleɪm|  British pronunciation of the word reclaim

verb

- claim back (syn: repossess)
- reuse (materials from waste products) (syn: recover)
- bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one (syn: rectify, reform, regenerate)
- make useful again; transform from a useless or uncultivated state

The people reclaimed the marshes

- overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable(syn: domesticate, domesticise, domesticize, tame)

reclaim falcons

Examples

Sons and daughters are proudly reclaiming the traditions that their parents had forgotten.

She reclaimed the title of world champion this year.

You might be able to reclaim some of the money you contributed.

Environmental groups have been reclaiming contaminated sites.

Acres of land were reclaimed by conservationists.

The factory reclaims fibers from textile wastes.

The Church has reclaimed many men from a life of crime.

Many square miles of land in this low-lying country have been reclaimed from the sea.

You may be entitled to reclaim some tax.

This land will be reclaimed for a new airport.

I want to reclaim the championship that I lost in 1999.

You can reclaim old boards and use them as shelves.

It cost twice as much to reclaim bottles as it did to buy new ones.

The people reclaimed the marshes

If none of the above applies to you, you may be able to reclaim tax.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: reclaim
he/she/it: reclaims
present participle: reclaiming
past tense: reclaimed
past participle: reclaimed
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