Definitions of recover

  1. To regain health after sickness; to grow well; to regain a former condition; to succeed in a lawsuit.
  2. To cover again.
  3. To make good by reparation; to make up for; to retrieve; to repair the loss or injury of; as, to recover lost time.
  4. To restore from sickness, faintness, or the like; to bring back to life or health; to cure; to heal.
  5. To rescue; to deliver.
  6. To gain by motion or effort; to obtain; to reach; to come to.
  7. To overcome; to get the better of, - as a state of mind or body.
  8. To get back the possession of; obtain by judgment in a court of law; as, to recover damages; make good the loss or damage of; as, to recover lost time.
  9. To get possession of again: to make up for: to retrieve: to curve: to revive: to bring back to any former state: to obtain as compensation: to obtain for injury or debt.
  10. To regain; obtain as compensation; revive.
  11. To obtain again; regain; retrieve.
  12. To obtain a judgement; to succeed in a lawsuit; as, the plaintiff has recovered in his suit.
  13. 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.
  14. To regain health, strength, or any former state; to succeed in a lawsuit.
  15. To regain health: to regain any former state: ( law) to obtain a judgment.
  16. To regain health; obtain a judgment.
  17. 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.
  18. To regain health, prosperity, etc.; succeed in a lawsuit.
  19. To get or obtain that which was lost; to restore from sickness, & c.; to repair the loss of; to gain as compensation; to obtain title to by judgment in a court of law.
  20. To get or obtain again; to get or regain that which was lost; to restore, as from sickness; to revive; to release, as in 2 Tim. ii. 26; to bring back to a former state or condition, often implying a better one; to grow well; in law, to obtain title to by judgment of a court.
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