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 for recover
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recover \Re*cov"er\ (r?*k?v"?r), v. t. [Pref. re- + cover: cf.
     F. recouvrir.]
     To cover again. --Sir W. Scott.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recover \Re*cov"er\ (r?*k?v"?r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Recovered
     (-?rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Recovering. ] [OE. recoveren, OF.
     recovrer, F. recouvrer, from L. recuperare; pref. re- re + a
     word of unknown origin. Cf.{Recuperate.]
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     1. To get or obtain again; to get renewed possession of; to
        win back; to regain.
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              David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried
              away.                                 --1. Sam. xxx.
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     2. To make good by reparation; to make up for; to retrieve;
        to repair the loss or injury of; as, to recover lost time.
        "Loss of catel may recovered be." --Chaucer.
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              Even good men have many failings and lapses to
              lament and recover.                   --Rogers.
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     3. To restore from sickness, faintness, or the like; to bring
        back to life or health; to cure; to heal.
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              The wine in my bottle will recover him. --Shak.
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     4. To overcome; to get the better of, -- as a state of mind
        or body.
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              I do hope to recover my late hurt.    --Cowley.
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              When I had recovered a little my first surprise.
                                                    --De Foe.
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     5. To rescue; to deliver.
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              That they may recover themselves out of the snare of
              the devil, who are taken captive by him. --2. Tim.
                                                    ii. 26.
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     6. To gain by motion or effort; to obtain; to reach; to come
        to. [Archaic]
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              The forest is not three leagues off;
              If we recover that, we're sure enough. --Shak.
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              Except he could recover one of the Cities of Refuge
              he was to die.                        --Hales.
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     7. (Law) To gain as a compensation; to obtain in return for
        injury or debt; as, to recover damages in trespass; to
        recover debt and costs in a suit at law; to obtain title
        to by judgement in a court of law; as, to recover lands in
        ejectment or common recovery; to gain by legal process;
        as, to recover judgement against a defendant.
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     Recover arms (Mil. Drill), a command whereby the piece is
        brought from the position of "aim" to that of "ready."
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     Syn: To regain; repossess; resume; retrieve; recruit; heal;
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recover \Re*cov"er\ (r?*k?v"?r), v. i.
     1. To regain health after sickness; to grow well; to be
        restored or cured; hence, to regain a former state or
        condition after misfortune, alarm, etc.; -- often followed
        by of or from; as, to recover from a state of poverty; to
        recover from fright.
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              Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, whether
              I shall recover of this disease.      --2 Kings i.
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     2. To make one's way; to come; to arrive. [Obs.]
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              With much ado the Christians recovered to Antioch.
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     3. (Law) To obtain a judgement; to succeed in a lawsuit; as,
        the plaintiff has recovered in his suit.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recover \Re*cov"er\, n.
     Recovery. --Sir T. Malory.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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: get over an illness or shock; "The patient is recuperating"
         [syn: recuperate, recover, convalesce] [ant:
         degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop]
      3: regain a former condition after a financial loss; "We expect
         the stocks to recover to $2.90"; "The company managed to
         recuperate" [syn: recover, go back, recuperate]
      4: regain or make up for; "recuperate one's losses" [syn:
         recover, recoup, recuperate]
      5: reuse (materials from waste products) [syn: reclaim,
      6: cover anew; "recover a chair"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "recover":
     balance, bounce back, bring back, come about, come around,
     come back, come round, come to, come up smiling, compensate,
     convalesce, deliver, extract, extricate, free, gain strength,
     get about, get back, get better, get over, get well, heal, improve,
     liberate, make a comeback, mend, offset, perk up, pull round,
     pull through, rally, ransom, reacquire, recapture, reclaim, recoup,
     recruit, recuperate, recycle, redeem, rediscover, refresh, regain,
     rejuvenate, release, renew, renovate, reoccupy, replevin, replevy,
     repossess, rescue, restitute, restore, resume, retake, retrieve,
     return, revindicate, revive, salvage, save, set free, survive,
     take back, weather the storm, win back

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