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Definition of recover:

  1. Recovery.
  2. To cover again.
  3. 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.
  4. To gain by motion or effort; to obtain; to reach; to come to.
  5. To get or obtain again; to get renewed possession of; to win back; to regain.
  6. To make good by reparation; to make up for; to retrieve; to repair the loss or injury of; as, to recover lost time.
  7. To make one's way; to come; to arrive.
  8. To obtain a judgement; to succeed in a lawsuit; as, the plaintiff has recovered in his suit.
  9. To overcome; to get the better of, - as a state of mind or body.
  10. 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.
  11. To rescue; to deliver.
  12. To restore from sickness, faintness, or the like; to bring back to life or health; to cure; to heal.

Synonyms:

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