Recover - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈkʌvər|  American pronunciation of the word recover
Brit.  |rɪˈkʌvə|  British pronunciation of the word recover


- get or find back; recover the use of (syn: find, regain, retrieve)
- get over an illness or shock (syn: convalesce, recuperate)
- regain a former condition after a financial loss(syn: recuperate)
- regain or make up for (syn: recoup, recuperate)
- reuse (materials from waste products) (syn: reclaim)
- cover anew


She had a heart attack but is recovering well.

Share prices will be down until the economy recovers.

She recovered consciousness in the hospital.

I slipped, but somehow recovered my balance.

He suffered a stroke and hasn't yet recovered the use of his left arm.

The police recovered his stolen wallet.

The program helps users recover computer files that have been deleted.

The police recovered the missing items from the bottom of the river.

With the assistance of the bishops they recovered an absolute superiority.

By that time I had recovered my strength.

She recovered from her surprise, and answered calmly.

I doubt whether he will recover.

I hope your father is quite recovered of his cold.

He recovered her from a painful disease.

I must work hard to recover lost time.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: recover
he/she/it: recovers
present participle: recovering
past tense: recovered
past participle: recovered
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