Definition of retrieve :
1. A seeking again; a discovery.
2. The recovery of game once sprung; - an old sporting term.
3. To discover and bring in game that has been killed or wounded; as, a dog naturally inclined to retrieve.
4. To find again; to recover; to regain; to restore from loss or injury; as, to retrieve one's character; to retrieve independence.
5. To recall; to bring back.
6. To remedy the evil consequence of, to repair, as a loss or damadge.
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acquire (part of speech: verb)
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- Heaven help the man who fires and falls back- and if he can retrieve a bit of temporary solace from that poor substitute"- he jerked a forefinger toward the bottle-" then I say for Heaven's sake let him poison himself comfortably and welcome." - "The Tempering", Charles Neville Buck.
- On some services, you can retrieve the help texts in electronic form. - "The Online World", Odd de Presno.
- They make more mistakes and retrieve them better. - "A Poor Man's House", Stephen Sydney Reynolds.