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6 definitions found
 for retrieve
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Retrieve \Re*trieve"\, v. i. (Sport.)
     To discover and bring in game that has been killed or
     wounded; as, a dog naturally inclined to retrieve. --Walsh.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Retrieve \Re*trieve"\, n.
     1. A seeking again; a discovery. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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     2. The recovery of game once sprung; -- an old sporting term.
        [Obs.] --Nares.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Retrieve \Re*trieve"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retrieved; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Retrieving.] [OE. retreven, OF. retrover to find
     again, recover (il retroevee finds again), F. retrouver;
     pref. re- re- + OF. trover to find, F. trouver. See
     Trover.]
     1. To find again; to recover; to regain; to restore from loss
        or injury; as, to retrieve one's character; to retrieve
        independence.
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              With late repentance now they would retrieve
              The bodies they forsook, and wish to live. --Dryden
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     2. To recall; to bring back.
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              To retrieve them from their cold, trivial conceits.
                                                    --Berkeley.
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     3. To remedy the evil consequence of, to repair, as a loss or
        damadge.
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              Accept my sorrow, and retrieve my fall. --Prior.
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              There is much to be done . . . and much to be
              retrieved.                            --Burke.
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     Syn: To recover; regain; recruit; repair; restore.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  retrieve
      v 1: get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control
           of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"
           [syn: recover, retrieve, find, regain]
      2: go for and bring back; "retrieve the car from the parking
         garage"
      3: run after, pick up, and bring to the master; "train the dog
         to retrieve"
      4: recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; "I 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" [syn:
         remember, retrieve, recall, call back, call up,
         recollect, think] [ant: blank out, block, draw a
         blank, forget]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  64 Moby Thesaurus words for "retrieve":
     bring, bring back, call for, chase after, cover, deliver, extract,
     extricate, fetch, fetch and carry, free, get, get back, go after,
     go and get, go fetch, go for, go get, go to get, liberate, make up,
     obtain, pay for, pick up, procure, ransom, reactivate, recapture,
     reclaim, recoup, recover, recruit, recuperate, recycle, redeem,
     regain, rekindle, release, renew, renovate, reoccupy, repay,
     replevin, replevy, repossess, rescue, restore, resume, resurrect,
     resuscitate, retake, return, revindicate, revitalize, revive,
     revivify, run after, salvage, save, secure, set free, shag,
     take back, win back
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Retrieve
  
      A query language inspired JPLDIS which led to
     Vulcan and then to dBASE II, developed by Tymshare Corp
     in the 1960s.
  
     (1998-04-29)
  

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